Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Day 3-Baton Rouge
If you haven't noticed it has been a couple days since my last entry. The first two days have me off to a great start. I started early on Monday morning leaving Andy and Meg's home and heading straight to the State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge. Not knowing yet where I was going I headed toward downtown and found myself parked in front of the old state house now being used as a museum. They also hold jury duty there on the second floor. Nicole at the desk(recipient of the Undertow Beach Bar $100 gift card), Lauren, and Officer Joe were very helpful with the history of the building; it's past and pointed me in the right direction of the new Capitol Building. After reading the story of the Assassination of Huey Pierce Long in the new building I hurried along up the hill to see for my self. On the second level is a display case that shares with the public the story of the shooting which happens to be the exact spot he was murdered. There's a bullet hole still in the marble behind so display case. After a short tour I went up to the observation deck and looked out over the river to try and imagine how Baton Rouge fared back in the day during the Confederate war.