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Statue / monument of  River Horse in Washington DC by Sculptor  Unknown  Subject:  River Horse
 Year: 1992
 Sculptor:  Unknown
 Location: Foggy Bottom
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This is one of the most whimsical statues in Washington. It was a gift of the George Washington University Class of 1999. It depicts a small hippopotamus. According to the dedicatory plaque, hippopotami used to frolic along the banks of the Potomac River and often entertained the guests at Mount Vernon.

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