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Augusta in Kennebec County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land

Maine's Liberty Bell Replica

 
 
Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2017
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
Maine
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 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 Copper Mining Company Phelps Dodge Corporation
Kennecott Copper 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
Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land Marker (<i>wide view; Capitol St. in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2017
2. Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land Marker (wide view; Capitol St. in background)

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Liberty Bell Replica marker series.
 
Location. 44° 18.464′ N, 69° 46.923′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Maine, in Kennebec County. Marker can be reached from Capitol Street east of Chamberlain Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker and Liberty Bell replica are located on the Main State Capitol grounds, near the northwest corner of the Capitol, overlooking Capitol Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 State Street, Augusta ME 04330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blaine Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Samantha Reed Smith (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civilian Conservation Corps (about 600 feet away); NAS Brunswick Tribute to State of Maine (about 600 feet away); Vietnam Veterans Pine Grove (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. mile away); Augusta's Vietnam War Dead Memorial (approx. mile away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque mounted at waist-level on the west side of Maine's Liberty Bell replica supporting structure. This marker appears oxidized and weathered, but is still quite legible.
 
Also see . . .  The History of the Liberty Bell Replicas. In 1950, this 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,
Maine's Liberty Bell Replica (<i>front view; Maine State Capitol in background on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2017
3. Maine's Liberty Bell Replica (front view; Maine State Capitol in background on left)
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 January 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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