Des Moines in Polk County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land
by direction of
Secretary of the Treasury
As the inspirational symbol of the
United States Savings Bonds Independence Drive
from May 16 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:
Topics and series. This Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Liberty Bell Replica series list.
Location. 41° 35.529′ N, 93° 36.122′ W. Marker is in Des Moines, Iowa, in Polk County. Marker is on E. 12th Street. Marker is on the State Capitol grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Des Moines IA 50319, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Replica of the Statue of Liberty (here, next to this marker); Korean War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iowa Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Combat Wounded Veterans (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Reflection of Hope (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Of The Rebellion Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); S-36 Submarine Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Boyd Allison (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Des Moines.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.