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It has endured an army occupation, the interment of two of its founding fathers, and a car cruising through its hallways.
The Tennessee State Capitol building has many great stories to tell — and some of those stories were revealed in a documentary about the building that premiered last week.
The project is a result of the Tennessee General Assembly’s approval of Public Chapter No. 557, sponsored by state Rep Jim Coley and state Sen. Ken Yager.
The documentary was created by the staff of the Tennessee State Library and Archives. It is the first part of a project that will eventually include a virtual tour of the Capitol building and its grounds, and feature stories about the building and influential people in Tennessee history. When completed, the entire project will be burned onto DVDs that will be distributed to schools throughout the state.