The Liberty Bell's 1915 Cross-country tour

In 1915, 500,000 schoolchildren signed a petition asking the city of Philadelphia to send the Liberty Bell to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of San Francisco. Philadelphia complied, and so the world's most famous symbol of liberty began its one and only tour of the nation.

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The final picture in this series was submitted by site visitor Frederick Ford, whose grandfather, Sgt. William A Cross, took the photo on Nov 15, 1915, while he was stationed at the 19th Infantry Camp in Del Rio, Texas.