Guest Author - Debra Conrad
I am inspired by all the patriotism our country has... especially this time of year. When I see more flags flying, more red, white and blue bunting and many more local, home grown parades.
photo credit: Todd Huffman
I found an old... I mean old (1910) article filled with interesting Fact's about the Liberty Bell. I'm always on the hunt for Public Domain articles and books that are of historical interest... and thought I would share this one with you!
Cast by Thomas Lester, Whitechapel, London.
Arrived in Philadelphia in August, 1752.
First used in statehouse, Philadelphia, Aug. 27, 1752.
Twice recast by Pass & Snow, Philadelphia, to repair crack, September, 1752.
Muffled and tolled Oct. 5, 1765, on arrival of ship Royal Charlotte with stamps.
Muffled and tolled Oct. 31, 1765, when stamp act was put in operation.
Summoned meeting to prevent landing of cargo of tea from the ship Polly Dec. 27, 1774.
Summoned meeting of patriots April 25, 1775, after battle of Lexington.
Proclaimed declaration of independence and the birth of a new nation at great ratification meeting July 8, 1776.
First journey from Philadelphia made in September, 1777, to Allentown, Pa., to escape capture by the British; returned June 27, 1778.
Proclaimed treaty of peace April 16, 1783.
Tolled for the death of Washington Dec. 26, 1799.
Rung on the fiftieth anniversary of the declaration of independence July 4, 1826.
Last used in tolling for the death of John Marshall July 8, 1835,
To New Orleans in 1885;
St Louis, 1904.
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