SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Ronald Reagan has returned to Sacramento. A bronze statue of the former California governor was unveiled in the lower part of the rotunda of the state Capitol this morning.
Everyone who enters the building in the lower level of the rotunda will see the new, solid bronze, 8 foot tall statue. It weighs 800 pounds.READ MORE: Texas And Florida Beat California In Job Gains As Hiring Slowed In September
Former first lady Nancy Reagan couldn’t attend the unveiling, but reportedly played a big part in making the statue look like the politician, giving her input on things like his shoelaces, his ring and even the way he tied his necktie.READ MORE: 'Fire Hose' Of Subtropical Moisture Bearing Down On Bay Area; Flash Flood Watch For North Bay
We met with the statue’s sculptor Douglas Van Howd last year as he was creating the piece.MORE NEWS: Deputies Seize Tons Of Packed And Ready To Be Shipped Pot From Illegal Operation Near Keyes
Reagan was governor of California from 1967 to 1975.