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Statue of Liberty - Leon, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 40° 44.439 W 093° 44.806
15T E 436949 N 4510235
Quick Description: Another Boy Scout replica of the Statue of Liberty on the courthouse lawn.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2013 6:31:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMJFWM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 2

Long Description:

County of Statue: Decatur County
Location of Statue: Main St., between 2nd St. & 3rd St., courthouse lawn, Leon
Date Statue Erected: 1950
Re-modeled and rededicated 1976
Restored and rededicated 2003
Original Erected by: Boy Scouts of America
1st re-model by: American Bicentennial Committee
2nd Restoration by: Decatur County Statue of Liberty Restoration Project
Text of Original Plaque:

With the Faith and Courage of
Their Forefathers Who Made
Possible the Freedom of These
United States


Dedicate this Replica of the
Statue of Liberty as a Pledge
of Everlasting Fidelity and

40th Anniversary Crusade to
Strengthen the Arm of Liberty

1st Restoration Plaque Text:
In this Bicentennial Year 1976 as in 1776 Let Our Joint Efforts Encourage and Maintain The Freedom and Liberty for All Who Yearn to Breathe Free
Rededication Day 1976

2nd Restoration Plaque:


Remembering September 11, 2001
and the War on Terror We Continue
To Strengthen the Arm of Liberty in the
Year 2003 as in 1950

This Statue of Liberty Replica A Symbol
of Liberty and Freedom Remains Now as Then
A Pledge of Everlasting Fidelity and Loyalty

Decatur County
Statue of Liberty Restoration Project
2002 - 2003

Proper Description of Statue:
"Standing robed female, representing Liberty, wears a spiked crown and holds a torch upraised in her proper right hand and an inscribed tablet in her proper left arm. The statue is mounted upon a pyramidal base with a plaque on the front and is set in a star-shaped planter." ~ Smithsonian Institute Inventory Catalog

Location: courthouse lawn, Leon IA

Pedestal?: Yes

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