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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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