Reliving history

TOP: Robert Muench of Stonecraft Masonry removes bricks in an attempt to free the cornerstone of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Monday. LOWER LEFT: Mike Klaus, left, and Matt Brody wait for the removal. To their knowledge, the cornerstone has not been opened since it was laid in 1859. MIDDLE RIGHT: Muench points to the hymnal, prayer books and newspapers found within a tin box inside the cornerstone. LOWER RIGHT: While a mason chips, parishioners watch patiently. BOTTOM: A Watertown Democrat, dated Sept. 22, 1859, was discovered.

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