Saturday, January 23, 2010

60 years for Roosevelt Park's Statue of Liberty

2010 marks the 60th anniversary of Longmont's Statue of Liberty, located at the entrance of Roosevelt Park.

This statue was donated to the City in 1950 by the Longs Peak Boy Scout Council, as part of the 40th anniversary (founded in 1910) of the Boy Scouts organization in the USA.

The statue did go through a long period of neglect, to the point where six out of seven of the spikes in its crown were missing in the mid-70's. In the bicentennial year of 1976, the Longmont Noon Optimist Club arranged for the statue to be taken to a local foundry for a few weeks, where the spikes were restored and the statue was polished.


Anonymous said...

This is cool. I did not know that!

I just posted a link to this one on twitter!

-Brigette :)

Peter said...

Thanks! Sounds like a good follow.