After the tour, we headed outside to the California Capitol Park. It rained intermittently, and the grounds were very wet, but we had an umbrella and were determined to check everything out.
The first statue we saw was The Hiker, created to commemorate the American soldiers who fought in the Spanish-American War, the Boxer Rebellion and the Filipino-American War.
Next we saw the the bell from the battleship USS California.
This area was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Bronze figures looked very realistic.
Next was the California’s Firefighters Memorial. I especially liked the turnout gear hanging on the wall.
They’re even sporting the standard firefighter’s mustache.
There were other things to look at but unfortunately it started to rain very heavily, so we decided to leave. Besides all of the figures, there were also roses, big beautiful trees, and even a trout pond. I bet on sunny days, Capitol Park would be a great place to have lunch or meet up with friends.
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