Ka-BoomFrom 1810 to 1888, the area around the State Capitol was an extensive U.S. Army arsenal and supply depot. Today, the last remaining arsenal is a museum that features replicas of powder-filled casks, as well as interpretive information about 19th century Baton Rouge. A set of instructions on display warns soldiers to remove boots upon entry and never to roll casks: two acts believed to trigger accidental explosion. The 1838 building could hold 3,000 barrels of gun powder and has walls four feet thick.
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|Date Added||Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 674044 N 3370419|
|Decimal Degrees||30.45336667, -91.18730000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 27.202', W 91° 11.238'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 27' 12.12" N, 91° 11' 14.28" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 627-699 N 4th St, Baton Rouge LA 70802, US|
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