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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Liberty Bell Replica

Liberty Bell Plaza 1976

 
 
Liberty Bell Replica Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 13, 2015
1. Liberty Bell Replica Marker
Inscription. During the U.S. Bicentennial, President Gerald R. Ford dedicated a replica of the Liberty Bell as a war memorial. The bell was donated by the local Soroptimist International chapter. Liberty Bell Plaza covers the confluence of the two creeks that create Walnut Creek.
 
Erected 2015 by Walk Walnut Creek. (Marker Number 103.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Liberty Bell Replica, and the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.871′ N, 122° 3.525′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and North Broadway Street on Mt. Diablo Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southern Pacific Railroad Depot (a few steps from this marker); Botelho's Island & Creek Confluence (a few steps from this marker); Harlan's Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Traffic (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Broadway Shopping Center (about 400 feet away); "The Corners" & Oak Saloon (about 400 feet away); Judge Duncan's Courtroom (about 400 feet away); Bridge over Walnut Creek (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
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Liberty Bell Replica image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 13, 2015
2. Liberty Bell Replica
The upper plaque is a dedication plaque that reads, "Dedicated by the President of the United States Gerald R. Ford May 25, 1976"

The lower plaque is a memorial plaque that reads, "1776 - 1976 Dedicated to Our Men and Women Who Gave Their Lives for This Country Soroptimist International Walnut Creek"
 #103 Liberty Bell Replica. A one-minute audio clip on the Liberty Bell replica. (Submitted on December 14, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
Dedication of Liberty Bell Replica by Pres. Gerald Ford - Marker Inset Photo image. Click for full size.
May 25, 1976
3. Dedication of Liberty Bell Replica by Pres. Gerald Ford - Marker Inset Photo
Liberty Bell Replica and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 13, 2015
4. Liberty Bell Replica and Marker - Wide View
The marker is attached to the lamppost on the left, directly below the sign indicating the presence of the historical marker, and the Liberty Bell replica is on the right. The plaques visible next to the lamppost are dedication plaques.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 14, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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