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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lansing State Capitol

On March 16, 1847 Lansing, a swampy area in the middle of the lower peninsula, became our state capitol. The domed building was designed by Elijah E. Myers who patterned it after the US Capitol in Washington DC. His design, "Tuebor" meaning "I will defend", was so popular that he was hired to build several more state capitol buildings. The public tours are very informative, taking you right into the House of Representatives and Senate. Standing under the cast iron dome you get a pretty majestic view looking up. This National Historic Landmark is now 161 years old.

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