Hoover Dam -- Winged Figures of the Republic

Winged Figures of the Republic

From the Bureau Of Reclamation website:

On top of the dam, two "Winged Figures of the Republic" dominate the Nevada approach, They are the work of sculptor Oskar J.W. Hansen, a Norwegian immigrant who was appointed a consulting sculptor by Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes following a national competition.

Hansen said the 30-foot bronzed statues represented "that eternal vigilance which is the price of liberty."

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Comments

  1. That's such an impressive statue! Thanks for the information, too, it's good to learn these things.

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  2. This puts me in mind of Ann Rand for its very power and starkness.

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  3. I was just there a Year ago Today!!! Thanks for the memory!

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  4. An interesting view (and crop) of what must be a very special statue.

    PS Nice to be a Norwegian here :-)

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  5. Right on .. love the statue.

    Sara
    http://www.momentsofelegance.com

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