The statue, erected in 1961, is by Anna Hyatt Huntington.

Sybil Ludington was 16 years old on the night of April 26, 1777, when she rode 40 miles — more than twice the distance ridden by Paul Revere — from Danbury, Connecticut, to Carmel, New York, warning everyone that the British were planning to attack Danbury.

Her bronze statue depicts Sybil on horseback, screaming, and waving the stick that she used to knock on doors and whack highwaymen who got in her way. It was sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington, and dedicated on June 3, 1961.

A slightly smaller version of the statue stands in Danbury, which, despite Sybil’s heroic efforts, was still attacked by the British. (Roadside

Taken with a Pentax ZX-L, SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm f3.5-4.5 and Tri-X 400.

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