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Designed by sculptor Thomas Crawford, the cast-iron pedestal is painted to match the bronze of the statue. It is encircled with the motto, "E Pluribus Unum," which means "Out of Many, One."

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Designed by sculptor Thomas Crawford, the cast-iron pedestal is painted to match the bronze of the statue. It is encircled with the motto, "E Pluribus Unum," which means "Out of Many, One."

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