In 1970, Loudon County staged a centennial celebration. With the leadership of State Rep. Benny Stafford, County Judge Harvey Sproul and Dr. Paul Brakebill, many events took place, including a beard-growing contest and the burial of a time capsule.

Individuals were invited to purchase an envelope, at a cost of $1, and put in objects or letters of significance. The capsule was then buried on the southeast corner of the Loudon County Courthouse with instructions that it would be opened in 2020 during the sesquicentennial.

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Ruth Henderson McQueen is a member of the Loudon County 150th Celebration Committee.