Capitol Building Turns 75 Years Old

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s state capitol building is turning 75 years old. Event organizers say celebrations will include birthday candles, but not to expect any flames.

Part of this year’s birthday party will include giant, fake candles with light bulbs surrounding the bronze pioneer statue on top of the capitol.

Event organizers don’t want to play with fire, so to speak. The current capitol building was dedicated on October 1, 1938, and replaced the building that burned in 1935. That building replaced the one that burned in 1855.

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