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1907 postcard of Capitol Grotto and Lagoon


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Grotto and Lagoon
With a newly completed artesian well providing an abundant water supply, a limestone cave-like structure, or grotto, and a goldfish-stocked lagoon with rustic footbridge, central spraying fountain and exotic plants were installed on the southeast grounds in 1904. This 1907 postcard shows this lush area but by the 1950s it had lost its vitality and it was eventually dismantled.