Bismarck, ND — 7.22.14

I took a slight, 200 mile diversion on a business trip to take in the North Dakota Bell. It resides in Century High School in Bismarck. No, I’m not practicing my mime moves, the Bell is protected behind plexiglass.

Cheyenne, WY — 3.23.14

Dawn and I finally got to the Wyoming Bell (the closest one to our home) in March on our way back from birding in Nebraska. It was a beautiful, quiet Sunday in Cheyenne.

Denver, CO — 7.22.12

My quest to see all the bells started, accidentally, with the Denver Liberty Bell replica. In 1996 I moved from Philadelphia to Colorado. The following year, I was walking downtown from my apartment in Capitol Hill and decided to cut through the park across from the Capitol building. I came upon a sight as familiar as it was…

Hartford, CT – 1.5.12

The Connecticut Liberty Bell is located in the State Capitol building in Hartford, CT. The building is architecturally stunning, filled and topped by large sculptures of the state heroes and heroines. This bell has been adorned with a replica pained cracked. Date of Visit: January 5, 2012 Address: Connecticut State Capitol (inside), 210 Capitol Avenue,…

Perth Amboy, NJ – 1.3.12

The New Jersey Liberty Bell can be found in Perth Amboy. The building in the background is the oldest City Hall in continuous use in the United States. It was built during 1714-1717 or 1718, burned in a fire in 1731 and rebuilt again in 1745. It was again burned in 1765 or 1766, and…

25 down, 30 to go

The Goal: Visit all of the 1950 Liberty Bell replicas. According to the Liberty Bell Museum: In 1950, the United States Department of the Treasury assisted by several private companies selected Paccard Foundry in Annecy-le-Vieux, France, to cast 55 full-sized replicas of the Liberty Bell. The bells were shipped as gifts to states and territories…

Des Moines, IA – 12.29.08

Date of visit: December 29, 2008 Location: Iowa State Capitol, Grand Ave. and E. 12th St., Des Moines, IA