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Statue of Liberty Replica - Liberal, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 02.599 W 100° 55.326
14S E 329067 N 4101405
Quick Description: 1 of 200 erected by the Boy Scouts in 1950.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 2/27/2015 5:17:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMNEAQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:

County of Statue: Seward County
519 Kansas Ave, library lawn, Liberal
Artist: Unknown
Artist of original: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, 1834-1904, sculptor

Text of Plaque:

With the faith and courage of
their forefathers who made
possible the freedom of these
UNITED STATES

THE BOYS SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Dedicate this replica of the
Statue of Liberty as a pledge
of everlasting fidelity and
Loyalty.

40th Anniversary Crusade to
strengthen the Arm of Liberty
1950

Proper description: "A female figure, representing Liberty, stands wearing a long flowing robe and a spiked crown. Her proper right hand is upraised and holds a torch, and her proper left hand cradles an inscribed tablet. Statue is mounted upon a base and set within a star-shaped planter" ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

Remarks: "This one was Donated by Mr. & Mrs. D. K. Baty on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America
" This may be one of nearly 200 small replicas of Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty (IAS record 76003645) placed around the country as part of the Boy Scouts of America's 40th anniversary (1950). According to a March 1986 Fact Sheet from the Boy Scouts of America, the idea for the project originated with Jack Whitaker, then Scout Commissioner of the Kansas City Area Council. The copper statues were manufactured by Friedley-Voshardt Co. (Chicago, IL) and purchased through the Kansas City Boy Scouts office." ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

Where is original located?: New York harbor, New York

Where is this replica located?: 519 Kansas Ave, library lawn, Liberal

Who created the original?: Frederic Augueste Bartholdi

Internet Link about Original: http://www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm

Year Original was Created (approx. ok): Built in France 1884, dedicated in New York 1886

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