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The Statue of Liberty Is Turning 130. Here’s Its History in 90 Seconds.


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Getting the statue there was no easy task.

The torch-bearing arm was first displayed in Philadelphia at the Centennial Exposition in 1876 and the head was exhibited at the Paris World’s Fair in 1878. The statue was completed in France in 1884, but money was still needed to complete the pedestal in New York. Eventually, a donations drive spearheaded by publisher Joseph Pulitzer attracted over 100,000 contributionsand the pedestal was finished by April 1886.

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