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Did you know the golden sculpture on the top of the Capital is named Wisconsin? She was sculpted in 1914 by Daniel Chester French, the same artist who sculpted the Abraham Lincoln memorial in DC.
He modeled her after Audrey Marie Munson, who was considered “America’s first supermodel.” Wisconsin stands 15 feet 5 inches and weighs over 3 tons.
In her left hand, she holds a globe with an eagle perched on it and on her head she is wearing a helmet topped with a badger.