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The Mississippi State Capitol

The Mississippi State Capitol - Designated as a Mississippi Landmark in 1986 and a National Historic Landmark in 2016, this Capitol has been the seat of the state’s government since 1903.

The Capitol grounds contain one of the 55 replicas of the Liberty Bell and a monument dedicated in June 1912 honoring the women of the Confederacy sculpted by Belle Kinney of Nashville, Tennessee, and cast by Tiffany Studios of New York. The battleship figurehead is from the second USS Mississippi. The figurehead was presented to Mississippi by the U.S. Navy in December 1909, but the ship was sold to Greece in 1914.

Each time I visit a new state Capitol feels like I landed in a time warp with a treasure trove where I get to catch up with history.


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