The 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty

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On October 28, 2011 the Statue of Liberty will celebrate its 125th Anniversary. Officially called Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, the statute was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States in 1986 to mark 100 years of independence.  The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.

 

Here are a few fun facts about the Statue of Liberty:

  1. The face of the Statue of Liberty measures more than 8 feet tall
  2. The Statue has a 35 foot waistline
  3. Total weight of the Statue is 225 tons
  4. Total height from the base of the pedestal to the tip of the torch is 305 feet, 6 inches
  5. There are seven rays on her crown, one for each of the seven continents
  6. The exterior of the Statue is copper – the light green color is a result of the natural weathering process of copper

 

For more facts on the Statue of Liberty please visit:  http://www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm

 

 

 

 

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