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This week in history: The city of Baton Rouge donates land for new Louisiana state capitol building

On September 21, 1847, the city of Baton Rouge donated land for the state’s new capitol building. Just two years earlier, in 1845, Louisiana legislators were charged with finding a location for a new state capitol building that was more than 60 miles from New Orleans, where the state capitol was located at the time. […]