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The Freedom Bell

 
 
The Freedom Bell Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, June 2008
1. The Freedom Bell Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to the spirit of the Bicentennial on behalf of the children of our nation.
 
Erected 1981 by The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary.
 
Location. 38° 53.798′ N, 77° 0.39′ W. Marker is in Northeast, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Massachusetts Avenue near First Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is located between the Columbus Monument and Washington DC's Union Station. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Columbus (a few steps from this marker); Delaware Avenue & Columbus Circle, NE (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “The President’s Trees” (about 400 feet away); "All Aboard" (about 500 feet away); Gateway to The Nation's Capital (about 500 feet away); Famine-Genocide in Ukraine (about 700 feet away); Swampoodle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roll Out the Barrel (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Northeast.
 
Additional comments.
1. History of the Freedom Bell.
In 1981, the Freedom Bell was donated to the United States in
The Freedom Bell and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, July 2, 2008
2. The Freedom Bell and Marker
The marker is on the bricks in front of the bell. The Columbus Memorial is in the background.
celebration of the nation's Bicentennial.

It was cast specifically for the 1975-76 American Freedom Train by Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the same foundry that cast the original Liberty Bell.

The American Freedom Train carried the bell to all 48 contiguous states during the nation's Bicentennial celebration. It was alternately called the Freedom Bell or the Children's Bell.

It is nearly twice as large as the real Liberty Bell.
    — Submitted September 10, 2016.

 
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The Freedom Bell Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, July 2, 2008
3. The Freedom Bell
on Columbus Circle, looking toward Union Station.
 
 
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