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Statue of Liberty - Columbia, SC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 33° 59.854 W 081° 01.278
17S E 498032 N 3761886
Quick Description: Located near the Five Points area, on USC campus, this Statue of Liberty is the focal point of a small park.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 8/12/2010 10:17:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM9F5W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member riston2
Views: 6

Long Description:
The plaque with this inscription is missing:

WITH THE FAITH AND COURAGE OF
THEIR FOREFATHERS WHO MADE
POSSIBLE THE FREEDOM OF THESE
UNITED STATES
THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
DEDICATE THIS COPY OF THE
STATUE OF LIBERTY AS A PLEDGE
OF EVERLASTING FIDELITY AND
LOYALTY
40TH ANNIVERSARY CRUSADE TO
STRENGTHEN THE ARM OF LIBERTY
1950
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A nearby memorial reads:
The Statue of Liberty Division
World War II
The 77th Infantry Division trained at Fort Jackson in 1942 and fought on Guam, Leytl, Kerama Retto, IE Shima and Okinawa. Returning to Cebu, they took 6500 Japanese prisoners. They then returned to occupy Hokkaido, Japan where the division was deactivated in 1946. The division suffered a total of 3201 Killed in Action, 10,531 wounded and 133 Missing in Action.

Liberty does not come cheap
--
Another marker reads:
In memory of William Bratton Steele Chandler, Jr
and his beloved scouts
Scout Executive 1944-1975
Service Above Self
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Inscription: (On plaque on base:) WITH THE FAITH AND COURAGE OF/THEIR FOREFATHERS WHO MADE/POSSIBLE THE FREEDOM OF THESE/UNITED STATES/THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA/DEDICATE THIS COPY OF THE/STATUE OF LIBERTY AS A PLEDGE/OF EVERLASTING FIDELITY AND/LOYALTY/40TH ANNIVERSARY CRUSADE TO/STRENGTHEN THE ARM OF LIBERTY/1950

Description: Full-length figure of a classically robed woman, representing Liberty, wearing a crown. She holds a torch aloft in her proper right hand and a tablet crooked in her proper left arm. Statue stands on a rectangular pedestal.

Remarks: This is one of nearly 200 small replicas of Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty (IAS record 76003645) placed around the country as part of the Boy Scouts of America's 40th anniversary (1950). According to a March 1986 Fact Sheet from the Boy Scouts of America (on file in IAS), the idea for the project originated with Jack Whitaker, then Scout Commissioner of the Kansas City Area Council. The copper statues were manufactured by Friedley-Voshardt and purchased through the Kansas City Scout office.
The sculpture was restored in April 1986 by Karkadoulias Art Bronze in Cincinnati. The tarnished and pitted statue was given a golden-brown patina and a protective coating. Missing spikes in the crown were replaced, dents were hammered out and the flame in the torch was coated with 24-karat gold. IAS files include related articles from the Columbia Record, April 18, 1986 and August 4, 1986.

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Location: Small Park near USC

Pedestal?: No

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