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Statue of Liberty in Unknown Facts

by on December 17, 2011

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, after decades of planning and fund-raising. It was agreed in 1875 that the French people would cover the costs of the massive copper statue, but the U.S. would be responsible for paying for the pedestal and securing a site for the tribute. The American Committee for the Statue of Liberty was formed to raise funds for the pedestal, but it soon ran out of money. Luckily, New York World publisher Joseph Pulitzer—yes, that Pulitzer—turned efforts around by printing the names of every person who contributed to the fund in his newspaper.

See also: Replicas of the Statue of Liberty Worldwide

Statue of Liberty Secrets in Amazing Measurements

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