When Lady Justice Stood Watch Over Richland County
A hundred years ago it was not uncommon, while walking in
cities and towns all across the United States, to encounter noble goddesses of
The concept of embodying abstract ideals into divine
personas is certainly nothing new to centuries of civilization, but it seemed
to hit a high water mark in America during the 1800s.
Back then there were draped women everywhere—on public
buildings and United States currency—whose presence and appearance was designed
symbolically to remind us all of the divine nature of virtue.
Our Local Guardian
One of the most prominently visible of these Americanized
Roman goddesses, above the courthouses of the nation, was Lady Justice.
Here is the story of those years when she lived in Richland
The Lady Herself