Yesterday morning, Denton musician and concert promoter Glen Farris noticed something peculiar at the corner of the college town’s Hickory and Locust streets. There, embossed in brass and set in the concrete sidewalk in front of the Wells Fargo Bank on Denton’s town square, sat a plaque he had noticed many times before — one that marked the location of a time capsule buried 20 years earlier, on September 12, 1992. The capsule, the plaque explained, was set in place two decades prior by the employees of Denton’s First State Bank — a company that no longer exists, as, years ago, Wells Fargo bought out that initial entity — and was to be opened yesterday, as that company turned 100 years old.
"I just thought it was hilarious that we forgot about it and that it’s in a brass plaque literally set in stone," Farris says today of his re-discovery.
So Farris did what any Internet-connected young Dentonite might do: He took a picture of the plaque with his camera phone, then uploaded it to his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts. Within minutes, hilarity ensued.
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