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The Idaho State Capitol in Boise is the home of the government of the state of Idaho. Although Lewiston, Idaho briefly served as Idaho's capital from the formation of Idaho Territory in 1863. The territorial Legislature moved the capital to Boise on December 24, 1864.

Construction of the first portion of the capitol building began in the summer of 1905, 15 years after Idaho gained statehood. The final cost of the building was just over $2 million; it was completed in 1920.

The most prominent feature of the capitol it its dome. Surmounting this dome is a gold eagle 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall. The capitol building is 208 feet (63 m) high, occupies an area of 201,720 square feet (18,740 square meters) and contains over 50,000 square feet (4,600 square meters) of artistically carved marble.

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