Lady Liberty Celebrates 130 Years

Here are some iconic photos and facts about the Statue of Liberty.

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On this day in 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated on Bedloe's Island (now Liberty Island) in New York Harbor. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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Lady Liberty was designed by sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel (before he built the Eiffel Tower!). (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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She was a gift from France and shipped to the U.S. in crates. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
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In 1886, 334,000 people immigrated to America and were welcomed by the Statue of Liberty upon arrival through Ellis Island. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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For more than 20 million immigrants coming from Italy, Ireland, Germany and elsewhere, Lady Liberty was their first glimpse of America. (Credit: Associated Press)
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From the base of the pedestal to the tip of the torch, the Statue stands exactly 305’6” tall and weighs 225 tons or 450,000 pounds. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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The tablet in Lady Liberty’s left hand is inscribed with Roman numerals to mark July 4, 1776 for American Independence Day. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Her crown is complete with seven rays, representing the seven continents. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Lady Liberty’s torch was restored in 1986 and covered with sheets of 24k gold. Her original torch will be on display at a new Statue of Liberty Museum when it opens on Liberty Island in 2019. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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