National Geographic : 1939 May
Photograph courtesy Tennessee Dept. ofConservation FOUNTAINHEAD OF TENNESSEE GOVERNMENT, THE STATE CAPITOL RISES ON NASHVILLE'S HIGHEST EMINENCE Facing Memorial Square, it has been the meeting place of the State's lawmakers since 1853. Sam Davis, the boy hero oftheConfederacy who was hanged at Pulaski for refusing to reveal military secrets, and James K. Polk, eleventh President of the United States, are buriedinitsgrounds (Plate XVI and page 583). The World War Memorial Building (center) honors the State's casualties. Their names are inscribed in bronze on its walls (page 583).