Good morning, lovelies! A quick one today.
Say ‘hello’ to the state Capitol building in Salem, Oregon, likely from sometime in the 1940s.
The Capitol has had a bit of a wild ride: it’s moved from Oregon City, then to Salem, off to Corvallis, and back to Salem again. The most recent iteration was finished in 1938 after its predecessor burned to the ground on April 25, 1935.
It wasn’t the first time the Salem Capitol building had gone up in flames. When Congress finally decided that yes, actually, the Salem was definitely the capital city, the first building mysteriously burned and had to be replaced.
That second building lasted nearly 60 years, much better than the 11 days of the previous attempt!
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