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Freedom Bell at Union Station

Freedom Bell

 

---This bell located in front of Union Station was a gift for the US Bi-Centennial in 1776 from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry of England, the same foundry that cast the original Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. The Freedom Bell was cast specifically for the American Bi-Centennial and is an exact replica of the actual Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

 

---During that celebration, it was carried by the American Freedom Train to all 48 contiguous states.

 

---It is alternately called the “Freedom Bell” or the “Children’s Bell”

 

---It is twice as large as the actually Liberty Bell and rings one octave lower

 

---NOTE: EVERY STATE HAS A REPLICA OF THE LIBERTY BELL SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE STATE.

  

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Taken on August 26, 2004