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Laramie, Wyoming: Breakin' Through

Sculpted by D. Michael Thomas in 2015, it portrays a cow girl horse-rider smashing through a sandstone brick wall, symbol of barriers that women overcome.

222 S. 22nd St., Laramie, WY
On the west side of S. 22nd St., one block north of its intersection with US-80 BUS/Grand St.
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Behind the Breakin' Through sculpture.

Breakin' Through

The back of the monument has the phrase "sic itur ad astra" -- a Latin phrase meaning "thus one journeys to the stars."

[Luv2RV, 08/15/2022]

Breakin' Through sculpture.

Breakin' Through

Dedicated in 2015, this monument is pays tribute to women breaking through, and to Wyoming being the first state to have a female governor, female justice of the peace, and the first to allow a woman to vote.

[Sam Poteete-Libby, 11/09/2021]
Breakin' Through

The sculpture celebrates the accomplishments of women in Wyoming -- the first state to give women the right to vote. Amazing statue. Over 20 feet tall, 17 feet wide.

[Sharon, 04/26/2021]

Sculpted by D. Michael Thomas in 2015, it portrays a woman horse-rider smashing through a sandstone wall. The rider was originally going to be a man, and the message of the artwork was to be the power of education. But the statue's principal funders were two women, so the rider was changed.

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