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When you enter the capitol, notice the flags that have flown over Louisiana. Notice the one 'wrong' one.
The English flag is historically incorrect. They have been told this hundreds of times including by many British visitors.
What's wrong?
The flag should not have a red "X" only a red "+". The flag shown is after the country became the United Kingdom.
It was not the "UK" when it controlled part of what would become Louisiana.
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Many tourist stop to look at the parish names circling the state.
Little do they know that Huey Long's coffin sat on this very spot as thousands of mourners filed past in 1935.
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Be sure to look closely at all the 1930 artwork. Much of it has been painted over in other parts of the building.
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Many of Louisiana's great figures grace the foyer.
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The elevator doors feature the faces of all the Louisiana governors up til the 1930s
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Of course, Huey got the most prominate spot, EVEN THOUGH his is out of order.
All the rest run top left to lower right. He got the honor spot of top right, right-hand door.
To make it all work out the artists had to 'cram' several faces (Civil War governors) in some panels.
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Lets continue the tour and take the elevator up to
The Tower



Pages you can view from the
New State Capitol
Outside front   | The Foyer   | The Tower
The Back Hall   | Front Details   | The Basement
  Legislative Basement  | Capitol Outback


Pages you can view from the
Old State Capitol
Outside | Downstairs | Upstairs


Border art is made from the stained glass windows in the downstairs museum.
All photos copyright Greg English, Louisiana101.com 2000