My first stop - Panama City
Main Street from farther up
The other side of the street
A tallahassee Church
The tower of the capitol building
The Florida Liberty bell replica
The west end of the capitol
Fifty-five bells were struck as part of a savings bond drive held from May 15 to July 4, 1950 with the slogan "Save for Your Independence." They were given to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S Territories, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The Truman Library in Independence, MO has one (Harry was president) and one is in Annecy-le-Vieux, France the city where the replicas were cast in 1950.
The bells were to be displayed for the public and rung on patriotic occasions. Some are rather difficult to locate as they have been relegated to storage and/or refurbishing or to display in universities, libraries and museums.
Those I could find located near or in capitols as originally intended are pictured on these pages.
This fountain is in the rear
Florida State University Go 'Noles!
The Ruby Diamond Auditorium
Another of the campus buildings
A sidewalk theatre
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