From his lofty perch atop the Statehouse, the Independent Man seems like a lonely soul, but he really isn’t. With spear in hand, the statue overlooks the capital city as a symbol of the spirit of freedom and independence, as the folklore goes, that led 17th-century Puritan minister Roger Williams to start the Colony of

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