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Statue of Liberty Replica - Lexington, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 11.127 W 093° 52.980
15S E 423738 N 4337727
Quick Description: One of two in this county. This one is on the courthouse lawn in the county seat. The other is in Concordia, MO.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2015 7:18:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMNNY0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of Statue: Lafayette County
Main St. & 10th St., courthouse lawn, Lexington
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 freedoms of these
UNITED STATES.

THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

dedicate this copy of the
STATUE OF LIBERTY as a pledge
of everlasting FIDELITY and
LOYALTY.

THE CRUSADE TO STRENGTHEN LIBERTY.

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 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, 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 Yor

Where is this replica located?: Main St. & 10th St., courthouse lawn, Lexington, MO

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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