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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Liberty Bell Replica

 
 
Liberty Bell Replica Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
1. Liberty Bell Replica Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land

This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of
California
by direction of
The Honorable John W. Snyder
Secretary of Treasury

As the inspirational symbol of the
United States Savings Bonds Independence Drive
from May 15 to July 4, 1950. It was displayed in
every part of the State

The Dimensions and tone are identical
with those of the original Liberty Bell when it
rang out our independence in 1776

In standing before this symbol, you have the
opportunity to dedicate yourself,
as did our founding fathers, to the principles
of the individual freedom for which our nation stands.
* * * * *
This bell is one of fifty-three cast in France in 1950,
and given to the United States Government by:
American Smelting and Refining Company * Miami Copper Company
Anaconda Mining Company * Phelps Dodge Corporation
Kennecott Copper
Liberty Bell Replica and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
2. Liberty Bell Replica and Marker
Corporation * The American Metal Company, Limited

 
Erected 1950 by : Steel Supports by U.S. Steel Corporationís American Bridge Company, Plaque by Revere Copper and Brass Incorporated.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Liberty Bell Replica marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.569′ N, 121° 29.498′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Click for map. Marker and Bell are located on the grounds of the State Capital Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10th and L Streets, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Civil War Memorial Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); USS California Bell Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Symbol Yields To Time (within shouting distance of this marker); Kenneth L. Maddy (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Starr King (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Junipero Serra (within shouting distance of this marker); El Camino Real Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Camellia Grove (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
Liberty Bell Replica image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
3. Liberty Bell Replica
 Replicas of the Liberty Bell Owned by US State Governments. In 1950, the United States Department of the Treasury assisted by several private companies selected Paccard Foundry in Annecy-le-Vieux, France, to cast 55 full-sized replicas of the Liberty Bell. The bells were shipped as gifts to states and territories of the United States and the District of Columbia to be displayed and rung on patriotic occasions. This was part of a savings bond drive held from May 15 to July 4, 1950 with the slogan "Save for Your Independence." (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,606 times since then and 178 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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