Photos: Top seven things we expect to find in a 1989 time capsule

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Dora Moore is a piece of history, itself.
Time capsules can be a fascinating way to look back through a certain window of history to see what was important to people during a different era. They can also be very, very disappointing. In 2012, when the former Gove Middle School was being demolished, the construction crew came across a time capsule that had been sealed in 1975. A group of Gove alumni opened the capsule and found a school bond proposal, a copy of a book written in 1905 by namesake Aaron Gove, and some reports from 1974 detailing desegregation in the Denver Public Schools. Thought-provoking, maybe, but kind of dull.

This Thursday, May 15, Dora Moore, a K-8 school at 846 Corona Street, will open its own time capsule. This one was hidden away in 1989, when the school building was already a century old. What will be found inside? Here are our top seven predictions.

Number 7:

A Newsweek special edition on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rest of the Eastern Bloc. Newsweek itself would become a piece of history when it ended its long print run in 2012 (although it has recently been resurrected). At the time, it was hard to imagine a world without communism -- and without print journalism.

Number 6:

A T-shirt highlighting the AFC champion Denver Broncos and, more specifically, the faces of the Three Amigos: wide receivers Ricky Nattiel, Vance Johnson and Mark Jackson, who would lead the team to the Super Bowl in 1990. Just as they were in 2014, the Broncos were blown out in the big game that year.

Continue to keep counting down the top seven things we expect to find in a 1989 time capsule.

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Alex Palacio
Alex Palacio

This was my elementary and middle school, good years! Can't wait to see what's inside! :)

Cord Beaty
Cord Beaty

Michael Jackson Thriller album or cassette tape

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson

A note that says "if it's not 2050 or later you're an impatient little bitch".

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