CAPITOL CORNERSTONE LAID ON THIS DAY IN 1793

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A groundbreaking ceremony for the United States Capitol building took place 
on September 18, 1793. President George Washington, dressed in masonic 
attire (above), laid the cornerstone.


cornerstone tools

The tools used at the cornerstone ceremony, on display at the George
Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA

US capitol

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,DEBUT,Dedication,Government,HISTORY,POLITICAL and have No Comments

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