The Statue of Liberty (Symbols of American Freedom) by Hilarie Staton

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The workers had to clean and fix the inside of the statue, too. They washed the inside and took off many layers of paint. They cleaned and repaired Eiffel’s frame, replacing 1,350 bars along the copper skin. This had to be done quickly so the copper would not change shape. They made sure that the rest of the frame was still strong and that the copper skin was tightly attached to it. They replaced the steps. The concrete and stone in the pedestal needed very little work. Workers did add new doors and Crew members on this ship from the country a new elevator.

Capstone, 2006. Rappaport, Doreen. Lady Liberty: A Biography. : Candlewick, 2008. Silate, Jennifer. The Statue of Liberty. New York: Rosen Publishing, 2006. indd 46 8/10/09 9:01 PM H H H H H H H H H H H H Index The abbreviation ill. stands for illustration, and ills. stands for illustrations. Page references to illustrations and maps are in italic type. American Museum of Immigration 35 American Revolution 6, 7, 10 Anniversaries (Statue of Liberty) 33, 35, 36; ills. 31, 37 Arrival of statue 19, 24; map 19, ill.

They talked about liberty and friendship. They spoke about those who died for freedom. Bartholdi was waiting for a special signal from someone on the ground. That person was to let him know when the speeches were over. But something happened. The signal was given too soon. Bartholdi pulled the rope while someone was still talking. When he pulled the rope, the French flag fell from the statue’s face. Suddenly noise exploded everywhere. Foghorns blew. There was a 21-gun salute. Ships blew their whistles and sirens.

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