It was a nice day and we got there mid morning.
Construction of the capitol began in 1898 and took three years. It was built in part to demonstrate the territory was ready for statehood but that did not happen until 1912.
We found the Liberty Bell which is something we look for at each capitol.
Before the war, the valuable place settings were sent away to Bremerton, WA 'in case anything happened'. That was fortuitous since the ship was lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After the war a section of the ship and all the fancy place settings were sent to the capitol building to be part of the display.
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