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6 Awesome Facts About the Statue of Liberty 128 Years After Her Arrival to America
NRCC | June 17, 2013

The Statue of Liberty has been in the hands and looking over the waters of Americans for 128 years. Lady Liberty arrived at the New York Harbor 128 years ago on June 17, 1885 and Americans have celebrated the memorial as a symbol of American freedom ever since.

On June 17, 1885, Americans enthusiastically lined the New York Harbor, awaiting the the arrival of the world’s largest gift.

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When she arrived, the statue was in 350 pieces divided among 214 crates, “some assembly required.”

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The Statue of Liberty is over 305 feet tall, equaling the height of a 22-story building.

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It was so tall, the Statue of Liberty actually served as a functioning lighthouse from 1886 to 1902.

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There are 546 steps from the ground to the crown of the Statue of Liberty.

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Speaking of steps, Lady Liberty’s sandals are 35 feet long, making her shoes size 879!

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The Statue of Liberty has stood tall and strong for 128 years, proving the longevity of America’s lasting freedom. Happy 128 years, Lady Liberty.

 

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