BSA Replicas of Statue of Liberty


According to Boy Scouts of America, Troop 101, Cheyenne, Wyoming:
There are over 200 of these replicas in 39 states in the U.S. and several of its possessions and territories. The project was the brainchild of Kansas City businessman, J.P. Whitaker, who was then Scout Commissioner of the Kansas City Area Council. The copper statues were manufactured by Friedley-Voshardt Co. (Chicago, IL) and purchased through the Kansas City Boy Scout office by those wanting one. All were erected in the early 1950's by Boy Scout troops and others to celebrate Scouting’s 40th anniversary theme, "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty."
The statues are approximately 8 1/2 feet tall without the base, constructed of sheet copper, weigh 290 pounds, and originally cost $350 plus freight.


Click on the links to see the BSA replicas of the Statue of Liberty in:

Alabama

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wyoming

Many of the recent photos were taken by those riding in the Tour of Honor,
a motorcycle event that is a self-directed ride around the USA to memorials and monuments that honor our nation's heroes.
The ToH contributes to Fisher House Foundation, Operation Comfort Warriors and The Fallen Heroes.

If you have similar photos of other BSA Statues of Liberty and would like to help others find them,
send the photos to bishoprl at earthlink dot net, subject BSA Liberty.
GPS photos can be taken right on the base of the statue or at a nearby parking spot, or just provide the coordinates or location.



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