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Des Moines in Polk County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land

 
 
Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
1. Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land Marker
Inscription.
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of
Iowa
by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder
Secretary of the Treasury
As the inspirational symbol of the
United States Savings Bonds Independence Drive
from May 16 to July 4,1950, it was displayed in
every part of this 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 Anaconda Copper Mining Company Kennecott Copper Corporation Miami Copper Company Phelps Dodge Corporation The American Metal Company, Limited Steel supports by U. S. Steel Corporation's American Bridge Company This plaque donated by Revere Copper and Brass Incorporated
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Liberty Bell Replica marker series.
 
Location. 41° 35.529′ N, 93° 36.122′ W. Marker
Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
2. Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land Marker
is in Des Moines, Iowa, in Polk County. Marker is on E. 12th Street. Click for map. Marker is on the State Capitol grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Des Moines IA 50319, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Replica of the Statue of Liberty (here, next to this marker); Korean War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iowa Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Combat Wounded Veterans (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Reflection of Hope (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Of The Rebellion Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); S-36 Submarine Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Boyd Allison (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Des Moines.
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
Iowa State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
3. Iowa State Capitol
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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