Errors corrected on Ten Commandments monument at Oklahoma state Capitol

It took about 90 minutes to correct the errors on the monument, which was installed last week on the north side of the Oklahoma state Capitol building.
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT mmcnutt@opubco.com Modified: November 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm •  Published: November 18, 2012
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Two spelling errors were corrected Saturday on the Ten Commandments monument put up last week on the grounds of the state Capitol.

Rep. Mike Reynolds, who oversaw the work, said it took about 90 minutes to correct two misspelled words on the 6-foot-tall granite monument.

An incorrect letter in each of the words “Sabbath” on the fourth commandment and the word “maidservant” on the last one were correctly changed, he said.

“He's got a little drill and he drills granite powder real fine, mixes it with Super Glue and fills it back in and then re-cuts the holes,” said Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City. “I think it looks great.”

The spelling errors were discovered after the monument was installed Thursday near the north entrance of the Capitol, on the east side of the landing and steps. The entrance is closed so visitors, who usually park on the south side of the Capitol, have to walk around the building to see the monument.

Those inside the Capitol have to leave via the southeast, west or east exits and then walk around the north side of the building.

Several people came Friday to look at the monument and take pictures of it. A visitor Saturday came to look at the errors on the monument, but arrived too late. The corrections already had been made.

The spelling errors on the monument gained national attention.

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