A note from 1928 found in tobacco can during stadium renovation

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A Note From 1928 Found In Tobacco Can During Stadium Renovation

While in the process of renovating Kansas State University's East Memorial Stadium, a mason working on the project came across an old letter in a tobacco can.

Penned on February 2nd, 1928, it was posted to Facebook by the Kansas State Historic Preservation Office. The letter reads:

"Dear Folks, Will place a not[e] in wall as it may some day be found and perhaps the men that Built it will be dead and forgotten. We are having nice weather was 18 above zero this morning. Hope when this is opened things will be better for the working man than [now?]. Mason got $10 per day and labor $3.20 there will have to be a change soon or the labor will be out of luck. Please print this if found signed"

Five signatories are then listed, led by one CK Bell. The letter ends with a poignant wish of "Good luck."

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A note from 1928 found in tobacco can during stadium renovation
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