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Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Mississippi Liberty Bell

 
 
The Mississippi Liberty Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 30, 2013
1. The Mississippi Liberty Bell Marker
Inscription. The Mississippi Liberty Bell made an historic journey during our nationís Bicentennial year, 1975-1976. On loan to the Southern Baptist Convention and mounted on a truck furnished by the Ford Motor Company, the bell traveled approximately 50,000 miles and made hundreds of appearances pealing forth the message “Let Freedom Ring!”

This plaque is presented as a token of appreciation to the State of Mississippi by the Southern Baptist Convention
June, 1976

Liberty Bell Committee, S.B.C.
W.O. Vaught ē Gene Pickett ē Jaroy Weber, President, S.B.C.
Mississippi Coordinator
John Lee Taylor

 
Erected 1976 by the Southern Baptist Convention.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Liberty Bell Replica marker series.
 
Location. 32° 18.19′ N, 90° 10.933′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mississippi Street and North Congress Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker and Liberty Bell Replica are located in the center of the broad walkway that approaches the Mississippi State Capitol from the south. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 High Street, Jackson MS 39201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Mississippi Liberty Bell Marker (<i>wide view; marker mounted on Liberty Bell Replica base</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 30, 2013
2. The Mississippi Liberty Bell Marker (wide view; marker mounted on Liberty Bell Replica base)
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monument to Women of the Confederacy (a few steps from this marker); Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galloway Memorial (about 500 feet away); U.S.S. Mississippi (about 600 feet away); Capitol Rally (about 600 feet away); Smith Park (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson Municipal Library Sit-In (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at the base of Mississippi's Liberty Bell replica.
 
Also see . . .  Liberty Bell replicas. In 1950, the foundry was selected by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to cast fifty-five full-size Liberty Bell replicas – one for each state plus U.S. territories, to place on the capitol grounds of each state. Foundry craftsmen measured each feature and dimension of the original Liberty Bell to create fifty-five authentic replicas for the U.S. Treasury Department. (Submitted on November 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Mississippi Liberty Bell Replica image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 30, 2013
3. Mississippi Liberty Bell Replica
Mississippi Liberty Bell Replica (<i>Mississippi State Capitol in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 30, 2013
4. Mississippi Liberty Bell Replica (Mississippi State Capitol in background)
The Mississippi Liberty Bell Dedication Plaque (<i>also mounted on Liberty Bell Replica base</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 30, 2013
5. The Mississippi Liberty Bell Dedication Plaque (also mounted on Liberty Bell Replica base)
Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of
Mississippi
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 15 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 principle
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 Copper Mining Company • Phelps Dodge Corporation • Kennecott Copper Corporation • The American Metal Company, Limited •

Steel Supports by U.S. Steel Corporationís American Bridge Company
This plaque donated by Revere Copper and Brass Incorporated
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 19 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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