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Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Liberty Bell Replica Marker

 
 
Liberty Bell Replica Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
1. Liberty Bell Replica Marker
Inscription.  
Dedicated to You, a Free Citizen in a Free Land

This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was the inspirational symbol for the United States Savings Bonds Independence Drive, conducted from May 15 to July 4, 1950.

The dimensions and tone are identical with those of the original Liberty Bell when it rang out our independence in 1776.

The people of Annecy-le-Vieux, Haute Savoie, France, gave this bell to the People of Independence, Missouri, in recognition of the historical signifance of the Liberty Bell as an emblem of freedom. Fifty-three Liberty Bell reproductions used in the Independence Drive were cast at Annecy-le-Vieux.

The City of Independence was chosen for the gift because of its name, and because of its renown as the home of President Harry S. Truman.

In standing before this symbol, you have the opportunity to dedicate yourself as did our Founding Fathers to the principles of individual freedom for which our nation stands.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsPatriots & Patriotism
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War, US RevolutionaryWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman, the Historic Bells, and the Liberty Bell Replica series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1895.
 
Location. 39° 6.148′ N, 94° 25.256′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is along the entrance drive to the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 West US Highway 24, Independence MO 64050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Harry S. Truman Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Truman Library Veterans Memorial Carillon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harry S. Truman Grave (about 400 feet away); The Eternal Flame of Freedom (about 400 feet away); Harry S. Truman Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Man of Means (approx. 0.3 miles away); Three Trails From Independence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trails to the East & West (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
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LIberty Bell Replica Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2011
2. LIberty Bell Replica Marker
Truman Library in background
 Harry Truman's Address at the Liberty Bell Dedication in Independence. Harry S. Truman Library & Museum website entry (Submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 809 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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