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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Liberty Bell Replica, 1950

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Liberty Bell Replica, 1950 Marker
Inscription.  "Dedicated to you, a free citizen in a free land." So began the presentation of the Liberty Bell replica from the US Treasury Department. Using donations from major American metal companies, the French Paccard Foundry cast 55 full-sized replicas of the Liberty Bell for the Treasury Department to distribute as part of their 1950 US Savings Bond drive.

The Oklahoma bell toured each county twice, once for the original bond drive and again for the national bicentennial celebration in 1976. This bell continues to be rung for significant national and state occasions.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Liberty Bell Replica series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
 
Location. 35° 29.632′ N, 97° 29.939′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Nazih Zuhdi Drive and North Phillips Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Nazih Zuhdi Drive. Marker is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Liberty Bell Replica, 1950 Marker
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civilian Conservation Corps (here, next to this marker); Royal Standard of Spain (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Flag of France (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Standard of the Empire of Spain (about 300 feet away); Standard of the French Republic (about 300 feet away); Second National United States Flag (about 300 feet away); Third National United States Flag (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Regarding Liberty Bell Replica, 1950. The bell was originally located at the Wiley Post Building in Oklahoma City, but was later relocated here.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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