Bedloe's Island


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Bedloe's Island:

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statue on Liberty Island in Upper New York Bay, commanding the entrance to New York City. Liberty Island, c.10 acres (4 hectares), formerly Bedloe's Island (renamed in 1956), was the former site of a quarantine station and harbor fortifications.
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A group of New Yorkers formed The American Committee for the Statue of Liberty, and in 1877, Congress granted Bedloe's Island for the sculpture.
It was placed at what was perceived to be the gateway to the country on Bedloe's Island (now Liberty Island), which, along with nearby Ellis Island, was part of New York's harbor defense against the British in the war of 1812.
Liberty Island, first known as Bedloe's Island, was originally inhabited by Native Americans.
In the southwest region of the country, the renegade Apache Indian chief "Geronimo" was captured, and the 225 ton bronze "Statue of Liberty" was unveiled at Bedloe's Island in New York harbor.
The cornerstone of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty was laid at Bedloe's Island (now Liberty Island) in New York harbor.
It was a cool, rainy day, but Bedloe's Island (renamed Liberty Island in 1956) was packed with dignitaries, and the surrounding waters were crowded with boats of every description, all decked out in colorful bunting.
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