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Minnesota's Capitol: A Centennial Story

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  • By: Leigh Roethke
  • Format: Hardcover, 120 pages, 10 x 8 in.
  • Publisher: Afton Historical Society Press
  • Usually ships in: 1 to 3 business days
  • ISBN: 1890434671
An educational and entertaining look at the house that Minnesota built.

Replicated in butter sculpture and picture postcards by creative and enterprising citizens, the Capitol building in St. Paul was the pride of the state and the envy of the nation when it opened in 1905.

For one hundred years the Capitol has been the hub of government and an enduring symbol for an ever-changing Minnesota. Through lively historical narratives, plentiful pictures, and creative activities, learn how the Capitol came to represent the North Star state and how Minnesota made itself at home in a gleaming marble structure on the hill.

"In 1895 a commission was appointed and some money appropriated to build a [new] capitol. Instead of carrying it down to the minimum, instead of doing what they thought they could afford, they had a vision of what the state of Minnesota was going to be, and that it should have a capitol worthy of the state that was to be. They built this magnificent Capitol building, complete with a wonderful dome and gold horses and Italian marble all over the place. What a vision! What a challenge! What an inspiration!" —Elmer L Andersen Governor of Minnesota (1961-1963)

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Minnesota's Capitol: A Centennial Story

Minnesota's Capitol: A Centennial Story