Science: Ice Man

In 1864 the U. S. Congress passed an act providing a gallery in the Capitol to house "statues of two distinguished citizens from each state who were illustrious for their historic renown." Since then 35 states have made contributions to Statuary Hall. A few of the figures are known to every schoolboy (Washington and Lee from Virginia; Daniel Webster from New Hampshire; Andrew Jackson from Tennessee; Samuel Adams and John Winthrop from Massachusetts; John C. Calhoun from South Carolina; Sam Houston from Texas). Most of them, though, are second-rate politicians of the last...

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