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Statue of Liberty Replica - Washington, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 49.060 W 097° 03.069
14S E 666800 N 4409337
Quick Description: Another of the mini=replicas all over America. My visit to this one was the morning after a heavy snow storm, had to clean snow off to photo.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/24/2015 4:45:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMNJJR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 2

Long Description:

County of statue: Washington County
Location of statue: 4 blocks north of US-36 on C St. On NE corner of C St and E 3rd St., courthouse lawn, Washington
Erected 1950
Artist: Unknown
Original Artist: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi

Monument Text:
(Lower Plaque):

With the Faith and Courage of
Their Forefathers who made
possible the freedom of these
UNITED STATES

THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

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

40th Anniversary Crusade to
strenghthen the arm of liberty
1950

(Upper Plaque):

Presented by
Troop No. 36
Pony Express District
Coronado Council
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
By
EAGLE SCOUT: Jack Wayland
and
EAGLE SCOUT: Mike Wayland
1956

Proper Description: "A female figure, representing Liberty, dressed in long flowing robes and a pointed headpiece, stands with her proper right arm raised, holding a torch. Her proper left arm cradles a tablet. The figure is placed atop an attenuated base that rests on a platform." ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

Remarks: "This is 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 (on file in IAS), 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. Cost $300.00." ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Where is this replica located?: 4 blocks north of US-36 on C St. On northeast corner of C St and E 3rd St., courthouse lawn, Washington

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

Visit Instructions:
Post at least one photo of the replica.
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