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“The Bell Speaks”

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2013
1. "The Bell Speaks" Marker
Inscription. In 1751, the legislators of the Province of Pennsylvania ordered from an English foundry "A Good Bell" for the new bell tower of the state house (now know as Independence Hall) in Philadelphia. It was to be the jubilee symbol of the Pennsylvania Colony--celebrating the 50th anniversary of William Penn's "Charter of Privileges," which had brought a half century of peace, prosperity and civil liberty to the colonists. The charter limited the power of government, and it gave Pennsylvanians the greatest personal liberty and material welfare experienced by any people up to that time. The bell was installed in 1753 and in time came to be recognized as the symbol of the new nation--America's Liberty Bell.

Here is one of the few exact replicas. It was cast in 1974 by the same foundry that cast the original bell in 1751. It is mounted exactly as the original was mounted in the tower of the state house in Philadelphia in 1753.

A gift to Pennsylvania in trust with Allegheny Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, by Mrs. Chester H. Lehman, patriot 1889-1977

Dedicated July 4, 1978
 
Erected 1978.
 
Location. 40° 26.588′ N, 79° 59.45′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County
"The Bell Speaks" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2013
2. "The Bell Speaks" Marker
. Click for map. Located on the grounds of Flag Plaza Boy Scouts of America Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1275 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania Canal (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Empty Pocket Pays (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Local 471 American Federation of Musicians (approx. 0.2 miles away); Le Magnifique (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kier Refinery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Epiphany Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Refining Crude Oil (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gulf Building (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2013
3. The Bell
Replica of the Liberty Bell as it was mounted in Independence Hall in Philadelphia
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2013
4. Proclaim Liberty Throughout The Land
Inscription on the side of the bell tower
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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