Monday, April 9, 2007

Capitol City

If you stand in the middle of Fourth Street in downtown Baton Rouge and look to the north, you'll see the tallest building in Baton Rouge. It's the Louisiana State Capitol Building, which is 450 feet high (about 140 meters). Construction was completed in 1932 under Governor Huey P. Long, who was assassinated in its marble hallways just three years later. Long was buried in the gardens at the front of the Capitol, where a statue marks his final resting place.

Today the body of Eddie Robinson Sr., former football coach of Grambling State University, is lying in state in the Capitol rotunda. Robinson is only the fifth person to receive this honor. During his 57 years at Grambling, Robinson won 408 games, making him at one time the winningest coach in college football history.


Chris & Deb said...

First-time visitor to your site!
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Tara said...