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October 28, 2005

Statue of Liberty dedicated on Oct. 28 1886; 119 years ago

On Oct. 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Cleveland. The statue of Liberty yesterday was seen through a mist darkly. Piercing winds blew around Bedlow's Island, and the numerous workmen, who were not in any way protected from the weather, worked uncomfortably. The speakers' stand, and that for the use of musicians above it, were in readiness yesterday. Planks were removed and a semblance of tidiness was given to the island. A big barge, which looked extremely dismal, with its legend in red characters, "Eat, drink, and be merry," stood at the Bedlow's Island dock to land visitors. It will be used for that purpose that purpose this afternoon. For the rest of the article go to the New York Times at; .http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1028.html#article

Posted by VisaLawyer at October 28, 2005 07:02 AM


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