Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

IMG_1056 This is the state capitol as seen from the top of a hill at Lions Park. The “Skyscraper on the Prairie” is the tallest building in North Dakota at 19 stories; it cost the state forty-six cents per cubic foot when it was completed in 1934 to replace the original Capitol building after it burned down. In true North Dakota style, they did it all above board during the Great Depression, selling off half the Capitol grounds to finance the two million-dollar budget and stripping the building of exterior ornamentation to come in under the mark.

Now that’s my kind of municipality.

This post was prompted by this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.


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