Statue of Liberty - New York City, NY
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N 40° 41.370 W 074° 02.662
18T E 580746 N 4504728
Quick Description: The Statue of Liberty was erected in 1886.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2013 1:17:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMJKTM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States..and intended to recognize America as the land of hope for so many people struggling in foreign lands.
The statue was erected in 1886 on an island (later to be named Liberty Island) which was adjacent to another Island, Ellis Island, on which most immigrants to the New York/New Jersey area were processed.
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As for the book, Good Reads (visit link) has this blurb:

"Statue of Liberty
by Elizabeth Mann, Alan Witschonke

"The true story of America's most beloved symbol -- a tale of art and idealism."

With her right hand she lifts a torch, the light of liberty. In her left hand she holds a book whose cover reads "JULY IV MDCCLXXVI," the date of the signing of the United States' Declaration of Independence. Under her left foot is a broken chain, a symbol of the end of slavery.

The Statue of Liberty pays homage to what is best about the United States, yet it originated in France. Living under the repressive rule of a self-proclaimed emperor, sculptors Edouard de Laboulaye and Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi wanted to show their countrymen that tyranny is not inevitable and that there is a place in the world where all citizens have "unalienable rights" that no government can take from them.

After two decades of planning, cajoling, fundraising, designing and building, these artists brought their dream of "Liberty" across the ocean. Now, 125 years after she was placed on her pedestal in New York Harbor, she continues to inspire people all over the world.

So does her story."
ISBN Number: 1931414432

Author(s): Elizabeth Mann, Alan Witschonke

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