Monday, March 17, 2008

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was completed in 1884 in France, arrived in June 1885 in New York; however, it wasn't until October 28th, 1886 that it was unveiled by President Grover Cleveland. When the last stone of the pedestal was swung into place the masons reached into their pockets and showered into the mortar a collection of silver coins.

Did you know that the entire statue and pedestal weighs 450,000 pounds and is 305 ft 1 in tall??

Currently, the island is open but the statue remains closed.

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