The Statue of Liberty Arrived in New York Harbor June 19, 1885
Jun 17, 2012
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The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor on June 19, 1885, as a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States. Sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi's Liberty Enlightening the World measures 151 feet high and has come to symbolize freedom and democracy nationwide.
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