Statue of Liberty Replica - Topeka, KS
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N 39° 02.981 W 095° 40.711
15S E 268207 N 4325704
Quick Description: This Statue of Liberty replica is one of the original replicas placed by the Boy Scouts of America. It is located on the grounds of the Kansas State Capitol in downtown Topeka, Kansas, USA.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2011 5:58:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMCE73
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:

"Located in the northwest quadrant of Capitol Square, this small version of Lady Liberty was one of 200 donated by the Boy Scouts of America. The statues were created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of scouting in America. Boy Scouts across Kansas saved their pennies to finance the statue, reported by the Topeka State Journal to cost between $600-$800 dollars. Governor Frank Carlson accepted the statue on April 29, 1950, at a celebration including speeches by visiting dignitaries, parades, a fighter jet fly-over, and a band concert on the statehouse lawn."

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Where is original located?: New York Harbor, New York City, NY

Where is this replica located?: Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS

Who created the original?: Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi

Internet Link about Original: Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi

Year Original was Created (approx. ok): 1886

Visit Instructions:
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