Photo challenge of the week (#13)

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photo of week 13The bird perched atop this memorial arch is not simply a decorative flourish (to find out where the arch is, click the photo). In her time she was a famous leader of men and fierce in battle. Today she possesses the modern mark of fame: a Wikipedia page. What is the name of the bird represented here? Answers are due by next Monday (how to play the challenge).

The answer to last week’s challenge is the newly renovated reading room at the state historical society. This Friday and Saturday is an open house to show off the restored 110-year-old library.

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3 Responses to “Photo challenge of the week (#13)”

  1. Joshua Mayer Says:

    The name of the eagle atop the Camp Randall Memorial Arch is “Old Abe”. He was the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin infantry unity.

  2. Dipesh Navsaria Says:

    Old Abe, mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment!

  3. Kathy Miner Says:

    The bird is Old Abe, the Wisconsin Civil War mascot. I am fascinated by the fact that Wikipedia (and a minority of sources) say the bird was a female. Do you know where/how that could be substantiated? I didn’t have any luck.

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