Salem in Marion County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land
Oregon'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 this topic list: Notable Events. 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. 44° 56.321′ N, 123° 1.885′ W. Marker is in Salem, Oregon, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Court Street NE and Winter Street NE, on the left when traveling west. Marker and Liberty Bell replica are located on the Oregon State Capitol grounds, on the right side of the walkway approaching the west Capitol entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Court Street NE, Salem OR 97301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marking an Old Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Willamette University College of Medicine (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. John McLoughlin (about 600 feet away); Rev. Jason Lee (about 600 feet away); Giant Sequoia (about 600 feet away); Column Segments (about 600 feet away); The Circuit Rider / Robert Booth Memorial (about 800 feet away); T.G. Bligh Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at ground level on the concrete pedestal supporting Oregon's Liberty Bell replica.
Also see . . . The History of the Liberty Bell Replicas. In 1950, this foundry was selected by the U.S. Department (Submitted on January 11, 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 134 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.