Helena in Lewis and Clark County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land
Montana's Liberty Bell Replica
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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells, and the Liberty Bell Replica series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
Location. 46° 35.159′ N, 112° 0.984′ W. Marker is in Helena, Montana, in Lewis and Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Roberts Street and 5th Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Roberts Street. Marker and Liberty Bell replica are located on the Montana Historical Society grounds, due east of the Montana State Capitol, beside the sidewalk at the northeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 North Roberts Street, Helena MT 59620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montana Veterans and Pioneers Memorial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mitchell Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Montana's Capital Contenders (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Headquarters - Montana Highway Patrol (about 300 feet away); Legislative Restaurant - Capital Annex (about 300 feet away); Livestock Building (about 400 feet away); Montana Highway Department BuildingUnemployment Compensation Commission (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helena.
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at ground level on the Liberty Bell replica supporting base.
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, 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 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.