A Dome of Gold

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Joyce Lee writes, “Is that real gold?” people ask as they pass the state capitol building, looking up at the gleaming gold dome.

“Is that real gold?” people ask as they pass the state capitol building, looking up at the gleaming gold dome. But is it real gold? Yes, it is. The first 200 ounces of gold were actually a gift from Colorado miners. But before they used gold for the dome, they actually used copper. But after a while, the copper turned blue; it looked like mold!! People who visited called Colorado the “moldy state”. Colorado didn’t like that, so they decided to go with gold. Worth millions of dollars now, the dome is covered in a thin layer of gold that is a thin as about a coin’s width. On the way tip of the dome, there is a globe. The architect who designed the building designed it to have the most beautiful lady on the tip, but the votes for who to chose were scattered everywhere! Husbands voted for their wives and the women voted for themselves, so that created the problem of not putting a statue on the top. They have to change the gold every 30 years so it stays shiny and beautiful. That’s a lot of gold!!