Erik's trip to Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Baltimore June and July, 2014

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Jeanette Rankin (1980-1993) of Montana, life-long pacifist and the first woman in the US Congress

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Hall of Statues
Statues are donated by each state and are displayed in rotation

July 2 Wednesday — the Capitol
Day 15

We had tickets from Representative Barbara Lee of California to have a tour of the Capitol
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our guide describing some of the statues and artworks in the Capitol

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statue from South Carolina

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statue of John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (1746-1807) from Pennsylvania

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overly ornate and gilded copy of the Magna Carta

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part of the frieze of the Capitol dome

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Capitol rotunda (under renovation)

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detail of the Capitol dome ceiling — notice George Washington seated at center

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one of the paintings in the rotunda

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detail of the Capitol dome ceiling — George Washington

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statue of Daniel Webster from New Hampshire — defender of Dartmouth College

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Rosa Park, who was seminal to the 1960s civil rights movement when she refused to give up her seat to a "white" and move to the back of a bus

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statue of freedom that will go back on the roof of the Capitol when the renovations are done

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Erik found another niche — this one in a cut-out model of the Capitol dome and rotunda

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discussion of restoring the original statue to freedom

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Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) suffragist and ablolitionist

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statue of King Kamehameha I (1758-1819) of Hawaii

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statue of Sakakawea (1788-1812) Lemhi Shoshone member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and her infant son, Baptiste