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AuSable in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Our Freedom Bell

North Star Underground Railroad Museum

 
 
Our Freedom Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 1, 2018
1. Our Freedom Bell Marker
Inscription.  
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 RREducation. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 44° 31.533′ N, 73° 27.699′ W. Marker is in AuSable, New York, in Clinton County. Marker can

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be reached from the intersection of Mace Chasm Road and U.S. 9, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Keeseville NY 12911, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Herbert Estes (a few steps from this marker); 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). 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.)
 
Our Freedom Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 1, 2018
2. Our Freedom Bell Marker
North Star Underground Railroad Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 1, 2018
3. North Star Underground Railroad Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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