This week's Friday Five:
Five facts about the MN State Capitol's Quadriga.
1. Sculpted by Daniel Chester Finch and Edward Potter, it was placed on the State Capitol in 1906.
2. It is called "Progress of the State."
3. The Four Horses represent the powers of nature: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water. (though some speculate they actually represent the Minnesota taxpayers, beasts of burden pulling the gilded chariot of government.)
4. The Man represents prosperity. The women represent civilization.
5. The entire statue is gilded. The total amount of gold used would be equal to about a tennis ball's worth.
Does your state have a famous statue? Landmark?