Thursday, August 13, 2009

Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the most prominent symbols of the American Revolutionary War. It is a familiar symbol of independence within the United States and has been described as an icon of liberty and justice. The bell had also been rung to announce the opening of the First Continental Congress in 1774 and after the Battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775.

You can find a crack on an area on the bell. As per Wikipedia's explanation, "the bell was ordered in 1751 by the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly for use in the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall) in Philadelphia. It was cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London and delivered to Philadelphia in late August/early September 1752 via the ship Hibernia.

It cost £100, weighed 2,080 lbs, is twelve feet in the lip circumference, and three feet from the lip to the top. The following March, the bell was hung from temporary scaffolding in the square outside the State House. To the dismay of onlookers, the bell cracked during testing".

Oh yes, the place where the bell is located is inside some sort of a museum. You can check other photos [HERE].


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sweete said...

Nice blog...........thank you

kani said...

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eunice said...

hello! I went to The Liberty Bell before too! The bell cracked while it was being put up because it was dropped, by a man, when it was hung up to try the sound. HA!

Feel free to drop by the post I did abt The Liberty Bell trip :)

disneyusa said...

hey , cool, thanks for the informative info ;)


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