Showing posts with label Statue of Liberty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Statue of Liberty. Show all posts

Mar 3, 2017

Aug 6, 2016

Size Matters

The Statue of Liberty is the tallest statue in the US. France paid $250,000 to build the statue, US paid $275,000 to build the stand. It was originally copper color and gradually took on a patina to the current green.

May 16, 2014

Statue of Liberty Symbols

The statue's formal name is "Liberty Enlightening the World" has many symbols. The crown contains 25 windows that symbolize gemstones and heaven’s rays shining through to the world. Chains and shackles are at her feet represent America breaking the chains of tyranny and accepting democracy as a form of government. The torch represents enlightenment and the tablet she holds represents a book of law. The seven rays around the head form a halo, showing she is divine and evoke the sun, the seven seas, and the seven continents.

The United States Post Office issued a Statue of Liberty Stamp a few years ago, but used the Las Vegas Liberty by mistake. Of course, the artist sued for copyright infringement.

Jun 4, 2013

Seven Random US Facts


The seven rays on the crown of the Statue of Liberty represent the seven continents. Each measures up to 9 feet in length and weighs as much as 150 pounds.


Broken shackles lie at the feet of the Statue of Liberty, signifying freedom from oppression and tyranny.


More breakfast cereal is made in Battle Creek, Michigan than in any other city in the world.


Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.


Alaska is 429 times larger than Rhode Island, but Rhode Island has a significantly larger population.


Louisiana has 2,482 islands that cover nearly 1.3 million acres.

Although Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., it is technically 47th because Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit it to the Union until 1953.
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Nov 5, 2011

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, was presented to the American people by the French and unveiled in October 1886. The statue in New York Harbor is the work of French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. He called it Liberty Enlightening the World.

Inscribed on a tablet inside the pedestal of ‘Miss Liberty’ is a poem by Emma Lazarus. It describes the statue of a woman holding a book and torch. The symbol of freedom, she waits for immigrants who must pass by her on their way to Ellis Island and admission to America.

“Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, with conquering limbs astride from land to land; here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command the air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp! cries she with silent lips. Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost [sic] to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

The 152-foot high statue, weighing 225 tons sits on Liberty Island. On August 3, 1957, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower changed the name from Bedloe’s Island to Liberty Island.