Little sisters of Liberty

Little Liberty - A replica of the Statue of Liberty in Oakdale Park in Salina, Ks. She was purchased for the community by local Scouting organizations. The statue is about 8 ft. tall without the base. There are over 200 of these in 39 states.
@GardenGerty (102457)
United States
July 30, 2012 4:51pm CST
No, this is not an order of nuns. In the 1950's a Boy Scout Leader in Kansas City got the idea to recognize our love of Liberty by having replicas of the Statue of Liberty made and made available for communities to purchase and display. There are over two hundred of these 8 ft tall statues through out the United States. I get to see one often in the Oakdale Park in Salina, Ks. I think it was a really cool idea. Have you ever seen one, or did you know about them? Is there some image or figure in your country that is widely reproduced?
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
in Canada it is the maple leaf and the royal Canadian mounted police, or RCMP which is our heritage and tourists from all over the world by the souvenirs.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
31 Aug 12
Yes they do, I sent a mountie on his horse to my grandson many years ago.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Aug 12
I've never seen one before but I can see them being very popular. I think it's a cool idea too.
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@GardenGerty (102457)
• United States
4 Aug 12
There is a link in this discussion that tells where they are, so you could see if one was nearby.
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
31 Jul 12
Personally I have seen this a lot of different places over the yrs. in my travels. It is quite interesting to get a chance to see them, as in the real one as well when I was in NYC some yrs. ago. She is a symbol of Freedom and encouragement. So many times we forget until we see her just what this really means.
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@GardenGerty (102457)
• United States
1 Aug 12
I think it is so cool that you have seen others around the US. I am really impressed. Yes, she reminds us of freedom and encouragement.
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
31 Jul 12
Wow, that is pretty different. We have lots of large things all over Australia such as huge apples, bananas, avocados, koalas, sheep, lobsters, prawns and pineapples and loads more, but they are all different. Not lots of the same thing. Weird. I wonder how close I came to seeing one of these statues on my recent travels throughout the USA?
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@GardenGerty (102457)
• United States
31 Jul 12
A cherry on a spoon - Walker Art Center grounds in Minneapolis, Minn. This is supposed to have water spraying out the end of the stem on the cherry.
Minneapolis Minnesota has a cherry on a spoon that is supposed to have water spray from the top. I think Montreal has an apple, or maybe a cherry. I posted a link earlier in this discussion that lists where the statues are.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
31 Jul 12
Well GG, that is one large spoon and cherry! Cool, I will go and hunt down that list now.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
31 Jul 12
I have not been to any of those towns, but I have been past Lincoln Nebraska. Well at least I have been to the real one instead!
@AmbiePam (50049)
• United States
31 Jul 12
I don't believe I even knew they existed. That's a pretty cool idea.
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@GardenGerty (102457)
• United States
31 Jul 12
I posted a link earlier in this discussion that tells where they are. I am curious as to what state does not have at least one.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
31 Jul 12
Hi GG, had never heard about them.Glad u got to see them.
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@GardenGerty (102457)
• United States
31 Jul 12
I think there is a lot in our history we do not hear about. We are a pretty neat country even if politics sometimes makes us forget it.
@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
31 Jul 12
wow thats so cool. thanks for the photo. i knew nothing of this. strange to because ive traved all over the US what a great idea that kid had. must have loved our country for sure.
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@GardenGerty (102457)
• United States
31 Jul 12
Actually it was an idea of a leader. The Scouts were really patriotic then, and this is part of what resulted. It is sheet copper and each one cost about $350 just for the statue, not including the base and plaques. This website http://www.cheyennetroop101.org/liberty/ shows some more and lists them as well.
• United States
31 Jul 12
Pretty cool GG, and no, I've never even heard of this before. I wonder why this isn't more known to people. How did you find out? The picture is great looks so real.
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@GardenGerty (102457)
• United States
31 Jul 12
I first heard about them when I was assisting in a third grade classroom. The teacher is very patriotic and the students always had to do reports on various symbols of the US. Then of course, when I saw this one, I knew exactly what she was. Here is a good link to some more info. http://www.cheyennetroop101.org/liberty/
@Hatley (164486)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Jul 12
hi I have not seen one or did I know about it either. fascinating. as for images my mind goes to my home state as pictures of Mt Rushmore with the presidents carved into it abound all over the US. I cannot think of anything here in California though, minds a blank. I think little sisters of Liberty is a great idea though.
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@GardenGerty (102457)
• United States
31 Jul 12
silhouette of Liberty - This is another shot of the Little Liberty statue in Salina, Ks.
This link http://www.cheyennetroop101.org/liberty/ will take you to one of the lists about it plus there are other links about articles related to it.