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NEBRASKA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

The Nebraska State Capitol building in Lincoln, recognized as an architectural masterpiece, is another unofficial symbol of the state. Construction began in 1922 when a railroad line to transport material was built to the site of the old capitol building. The old building was left in place and the new one begun around it. After the lower levels were complete, the old capitol was torn down and the center of the new building rose in its place. The capitol was finished in 1932. Its crowning touch was a giant nineteen foot bronze statue placed on top of the tower, 400 feet above the ground. The figure, "The Sower," scattering seed during planting, represents the rich agricultural tradition of Nebraska.
     You may take a free tour of the Nebraska State Capitol building year round.

Nebraska State Capitol Building

 


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