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Montana State Capitol

1301 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana , 59601

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The building, constructed of Montana sandstone and granite, is in Greek neoclassical architectural style. The exterior of the dome is covered in copper. Atop the dome is a statue of a woman affectionately dubbed "Lady Liberty."

The most significant piece of art in the Capitol is by Montana's famous Western artist Charles M. Russell. The painting, titled Lewis and Clark Meeting Indians at Ross' Hole, is 25 feet (7.6 m) long and twelve feet high.

The circular paintings surrounding the rotunda depict four important archetypes of people in Montana's early history: the native American, the explorer, the gold miner, and the cowboy. They were painted for the Capitol opening in 1902 by Charles A. Pedretti.

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