A capital view of the Independent Man Traditional Geocache
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This tiny, magnetic nano cache is located where there is a view of the Independent Man statue atop the Rhode Island State House.
From near the cache you should be able to see the gold figure atop the white marble building in a gap between the trees.
Bring your own pen to sign the log in this little container.
Standing 11 feet tall and 278 feet above ground, the Independent Man is a gold-covered, bronze statue placed atop the State House on December 18, 1899. The Independent Man is a symbol of the independent spirit which led Roger Williams to settle here. The statue weighs more than 500 pounds and is covered with a thin gold covering called "gold leaf." The spear held by the Independent Man reaches to 14 feet. The statue was designed by sculptor George Brewster.
The Rhode Island State House was built in 1895. It has 327,000 cubic feet of white Georgia marble; 15 million bricks and 1,309 tons of iron floor beams. The State House dome is the fourth largest unsupported marble dome in the world, and 50 feet in diameter at its widest point (the three larger are St. Peter's Basilica in Rome; the Minnesota State Capital; and the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.)
(From www.rilin.state.ri.us/FactFig )
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