Monday, February 4, 2008

Montgomery Alabama State House

This photograph was taken in 1861, and shows the State Capitol in Montgomery Alabama. It was on this day, February 4, in the year 1861 that representatives from Southern States met at this building to form the Confederate States of America. In the words of Abraham Lincoln . . . "And the War Came".

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  1. And they are still down there screwin up our state to this day! They do get some things right but not often enough.

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  2. I believe this is the only photograph of the inaugaration of Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederate States of America.
    Davis is the tall guy between the 3rd and 4th columns on the front portico of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. The same building is still there. There is a star where Davis stood in this picture. If you come to Montgomery, you can stand on the star and look down Dexter Avenue (then called Market Street) like he did.

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