Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Huey Long Death Gun, Speechifying Statue
Old State Capitol
A statue of the Kingfish treats visitors to some down-home speechifyin' as his shadow moves. Includes displays about Long's assassination, including the gun of the guy who (supposedly) killed him. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/07/2014]
Visitor Tips and News About Huey Long Death Gun, Speechifying Statue
There has been a change in schedule: the capital is no longer open every Sunday, just the first Sunday of the month. Also, the Ghost of the Castle feature is wonderful![Terri, 06/12/2011]
"Ghost of the Castle" is an "immersive" 12-minute film about the construction of the Old Louisiana State Capitol, as told by the ghost of Confederate girl Sarah Morgan.
On on the first floor of the Old State Capitol, the Huey Long brass statue does not move, however the "shadow" of Long moves in unison with the speech being given. The Old State Capitol Museum Of Political History is also a free museum, no charge.[cajunZ28, 01/04/2011]
So sorry to say, but the Animatronic Huey Long has been retired. There are some great new exhibits at the Old State Capitol and a large Huey statue.[Terri, 11/25/2010]
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