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:
Marker series. This marker is included in the Liberty Bell Replica marker series.
Location. 41° 35.529′ N, 93° 36.122′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is on the State Capitol grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Des Moines IA 50319, United States of America.
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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.