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Kensington firefighters open 61-year-old time capsule

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KENSINGTON, Md. - The Kensington Volunteer Fire Department took a trip back in time on Friday.  They opened a time capsule and went back to 1953, when their firehouse on Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road was built.

In 1953, President Eisenhower had just taken office.  Gas was 29 cents a gallon.  "I Love Lucy" was the most popular show on TV.  And, the time capsule the fire crew opened was built into a brick wall before the fire station opened. 

Now, the old station will be torn down to widen Randolph Road, and a new one will be built across the street in the next three to five years.  That meant it was time to crack open that time capsule and see what was put inside it 61 years ago.

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