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This statue in Carmel, New York was designed by Anna Hyatt Huntington, to commemorate the Revolutionary War heroine, Sybil Ludington.

In 1777, 16 year old Ludington, rode 40 miles through the dangerous night roads of Putnam and Dutchess County in order to rally her father’s militiamen in an effort to combat the British soldiers who were burning down Danbury, CT, where a strategic American supply depot was located. By morning, all 400 men had assembled and began their march against the British. In the years since, Sybil‚Äôs heroism has been remembered in an opera, several books, a 50k race, and the statue pictured above.

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