Augusta, ME

Day 2 / Capitol #4

The drive to Augusta, Maine was a bit circuitous with no direct route, but was easier being done mid-day.  As I drove past the front of their capitol building, I noticed it was on a hill and the main entrance was toward the back, adjacent to the Legislative Library.

From the moment I walked in to the Maine State House, I ran into some very helpful and professional staffers who offered direction, tours and answers.  One guy (David?) even brought me around to introduce me and was kind enough to walk me into some locked chambers for the pictures I was looking for, including my first large portrait of Lincoln.  I also noticed a bronze plaque of the Mayflower identical to one that I saw in Vermont, reminding me of why the early pilgrims came to these shores.