According to legend, 66 Italian artists were involved with the laying of the Terrazzo flooring throughout the Capitol. Most artists like to leave their signature on their art work, however, it was decided that rather than allowing 66 people to sign their name somewhere in the Capitol, each artist was given a special blue stone that would be called their signature stone.


Only 55 of the 66 blue stones have been found. Some of the missing stones are covered and uncovered as occasional maintenance is done on carpeting and other fixtures, only to disappear again once work is completed.  Stones like the one shown here can be found throughout the Capitol.

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