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12 > Image 12 of Old capitol and Frankfort guide

Part of Kentucky Works Progress Administration Publications

L` s,~e;r I V Clay and other great orators addressed the house. On the left ' of the entrance is CoNFmmR.xrn Conner: containing many relics of the period from 1861 to 1865. There is a portrait of Jefferson . Davis by J. P. Walker, rare old prints of Confederate generals, flags, documents, old newspapers and costumes of the period. Grouped around the mantel in the northwest corner of the room is a collection of household utensils of the pionee1 period. Ove1 the mantel hangs an imaginary portrait of Daniel Boone by William I Allen. On the left of the speakers desk, in a small glass case, is a blanket woven by the wife and daughter of Simon Kenton, ` and on the right the first treasury chest of the State of Ken- tucky. Nearby in a window stand the old scales from the State treasurers office, used to weigh the bits of gold money before coins of specific value came into use. On each side of the desk are furled battle flags of Kentucky. Among these historic relics, most prized of all, is the case containing the long rifle, powder horn, and a few other personal belongings of Daniel Boone. In the same case is a childs blue calico dress worn by little Betsy Grant, niece of Daniel Boone, during the siege of Bryan Station. In this case reposes the pistol used by Aaron Burr in his duel with Alexander Hamilton. The full length portrait of Lafayette, painted from life by Matthew Harris Jouett, occupies a prom- inent place on the north wall with William Fryes portrait of _ Henry Clay. Conspicuous on the east wall is William Allens portrait of Gen. Zachary Taylor on his famous horse, "Old Whitey." Cases in this room contain collections of various articles of wearing apparel and handicraft of pioneer women. In the gallery on the south side of the room is a fine collection of firearms used in the wars in which Kentuckians have taken part. ._ ro 20 Ei ri r is rf mi;.- . ,. .... . . -. .,, "r;*""