Our Freedom Bell
North Star Underground Railroad Museum
The Liberty Bell is an iconic American symbol of freedom. It represents our independence from Great Britain.
In 1851, church bells in Syracuse, New York, rang an alarm when U.S. marshals arrested fugitive Slave William "Jerry” Williams. Abolitionists rescued Jerry and sent him to Canada.
In 1859, bells rang throughout the North when abolitionist John Brown was executed for treason after his Harper's Ferry raid, and along the route his body took back to its burial site in the North Country.
After the Civil War, the Women's Suffrage Movement adopted the Liberty Bell to symbolize its campaign for women's right to vote.
The Liberty Bell is one of our nation's most powerful symbols.
This bell is from an old Vermont school house.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • Education. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list.
Location. 44° 31.533′ N, 73° 27.699′ W. Marker is in AuSable, New York, in Clinton County.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ausable Chasm's "Famous Boat Ride" (within shouting distance of this marker); What Is This Boat? (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boats And The Boatmen (within shouting distance of this marker); How Did They Get Boats Back For The Next Ride? (within shouting distance of this marker); Rainbow Falls Hydroelectric Plant (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Train Depot (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mineral Spring (approx. 1.7 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in AuSable.
Also see . . . North Star Underground Railroad Museum. (Submitted on December 11, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.