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Thursday, October 15, 2015



Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

On October 15, 1924 president Calvin Coolidge declared that the Statue of Liberty is a national monument, using the authority granted by the Antiquities Act of 1906.*

Fridge Magnet picturing Statue of Liberty
 











The monument consists of Liberty and Ellis islands in New Jersey and New York.  It is managed by the National Park Service.

Lady Liberty was a gift to America from France, dedicated by president Grover Cleveland on October 28, 1886.



*  Signed into law by Teddy Roosevelt, the Antiquities Act gave U.S. presidents authority to create national monuments on public lands to protect objects of historic and scientific interest.

Roosevelt was the first to use the new law by establishing Devil's Tower in Wyoming and the Grand Canyon.  Since then the act has been used over 100 times. 
At 140,000 sq miles the Papahānaumokuākea
Marine National Monument is America's largest


Pricey but nicely done
6-inch replica of Lady Liberty
from Metropolitan Museum of Art


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