Pausch's Colonel Washington & Westerly's Smith Granite Co.

The Danish sculptor, Edward Pausch, was brought to Westerly, Rhode Island to execute this statue from stone quarried by the Smith Granite Co. It is the only granite equestrian statue of Washington. The Junior Order of United American Mechanics of Western Pennsylvania commissioned it for Allegheny City, above the meeting of the three rivers above Pittsburgh, site of "Braddock's Defeat", July, 1755. Colonel Washington was the "officer on horseback to survive."