Terry's Travel Blog


We arrived early enough in the morning for there still to be dew on the acres of grass that surround the building. The finely manicured lawns and gardens were very impressive, but they would have been better viewed from the observation tower, which was unfortunately closed. It is the tallest of any of the capitol buildings, and the view is supposed to be remarkable. Someone send me a picture, if it ever re-opens.

The coolest thing to me was the steps leading up to the front doors. Each step has the name of one state and the year that it entered into the Union. They go in chronological order, with the first 13 steps being the original 13 colonies. The interior was still decorated for the holidays, so that was a nice perk. The main attraction is the spot commemorating the assassination of Huey Long in 1935. He was shot in one of the halls of the capitol building. The bullet hole is still in the wall.

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