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Memorial Tower

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Baton Rouge

Memorial Tower, or the Campanile as it is sometimes called, is a 175-foot clock tower in the center of Louisiana State University's campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Erected in 1923 and officially dedicated in 1926, it stands as a memorial to Louisianans who died in World War I.

Upon entering the tower, visitors find the rotunda of bronze plaques bearing the names of 1,447 fallen Louisiana World War I soldiers to whom the tower is dedicated. The inside of the tower is also home to a military museum.


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