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Hurricane Gustav

Hurricane Gustav roared through Baton Rouge on September 1, 2008. Traffic on the Mississippi River was shut down. Ninety-mile per hour winds uprooted thousands of mature oak trees. Houses were split ...

Hurricane Gustav roared through Baton Rouge on September 1, 2008. Traffic on the Mississippi River was shut down. Ninety-mile per hour winds uprooted thousands of mature oak trees. Houses were split in two. Power transformers were destroyed.  
The force of Gustav's winds blew through a one-inch crack in the sliding door and ripped this hole in the east wall.   
We've preserved this breach to expose the Old State Capitol's bones, and give visitors a look at the original construction

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