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Oregon's Capitol Building in Salem has fine unique statues and friezes decorating its exterior. This marble statue carved by Leo Friedlander represents pioneers with their covered wagon on the Oregon Trail. On the reverse side is a map of the Trail.
Here the Father shields his eyes from the sun, looking west which was the ultimate destination of the pioneers crossing the U.S. to start a new life in Oregon.

Friedlander also sculpted a statue of the Lewis & Clark expedition with Sacagawea on the other side of the Capitol, with a map of their route on the other side of the statue. In addition he created five marble relief sculptures on the Capitol's wall.

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  • Copyright: Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 1 N: 2749] (11351)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-09-07
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-31 5:59
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