On This Day, June 17

On June 17, 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America, arrives in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The copper and iron statue, which was reassembled and dedicated the following year in a ceremony presided over by U.S. President Grover Cleveland, became known around the world as an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy.Finding the Statue of Liberty at the library and in hoopla.




Nat King Cole’s Too Young hits the top ten pop chart on June 17, 1951. Find Nat King Cole at the library,  on hoopla and in Freegal.




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