My hotel was across the street from the State Capitol so I scuttled my way into one of the tours. The Capitol is small and serviceable and can be toured in under an hour. Many of the old-time offices have been preserved so visitors can see how the state was run during the gold rush of the late 1800s. The Legislature chambers were open but was not in session.
Every County in the state has a window extolling how wonderful it is to live there.
Looking up in the rotunda.
Safe used in the State Treasurer’s Office in the late 1800s.
State Treasurer’s Office in the late 1800s.
The large safe on the left is where all of the gold to run the state government was kept.
State Legislature chambers.
Beautiful woodwork through the entire old section of the capitol.
Governor’s old office (1800s).