09/25/2002 State Capitol Building and Grounds, Salem, Oregon
I have been here many times in the past but when I came here to get some better digital photos the building was being evacuated because of an anthrax scare in the mail room. For a mere moment I fantasized that everybody was running out to greet me or wish me a belated "Happy Birthday" as I was going up the steps. No such luck. Going inside was now out of the question. I had never seen so many fire trucks, police cars, ambulances and news cameras in one place before this event. Of course, they never found a problem in the mail room but everybody got to go home early and I went home disappointed. I will return.