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The Virginia Washington Monument is unveiled in Richmond with Crawford's equestrian statue of Washington as its centerpiece

George Washington Equestrian Statue, Richmond, Virginia
Thomas Crawford's equestrian statue of George Washington is unveiled in Richmond, Virginia on the first president's birthday. The monument stands sixty foot tall. Crawford had worked on the statue for seven years and had overseen its casting in Munich, Germany, but had died the year before its dedication. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859, (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859) 368.