Mayor Brings US Capitols to Homeschool Families

Burr Ridge Mayor Brings 50 Capitols to Life at Oak Park Home-Schooling Program

It’s one thing to memorize the names of all 50 capitals across the United States. It’s quite another to visit all of the capitol buildings in those cities-a feat that Mickey Straub accomplished two years ago during a whirlwind 44-day span. In 2012, between September 4 and October 17, Straub drove nearly 15,000 miles to 48 state capitols and flew to two others-Hawaii and Alaska. He spent about two hours at each site, taking photographs (more than 7,000 by the end) and recording notes of his experience. Among other things, he made a point of finding references to God, Abraham Lincoln and liberty on capitol grounds, he told ODE students.