How Did The Liberty Bell Crack?

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The Story Behind How the Liberty Bell Cracked?

Big Sil now visits Philadelphia!  We love Philadelphia because it is so full of history!  Big Sil learns a lot on his adventures and here’s what he found out about why the Liberty Bell cracked!

The Liberty Bell came from Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London in 1752 with the inscription “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” It was ordered to honor the 50-year anniversary of Pennsylvania’s original Constitution.…

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What Exactly are the La Brea “Tar Pits” in LA?

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A great place for kids in LA’s historic Miracle Mile neighborhood

The La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles are made of natural asphalt, or “brea” in Spanish. The tar pits start from crude oil seepage to the earth’s surface. Organic marine life combines with sediment and is crushed with layers of sediment for a very long time, becoming liquid crude oil after it’s heated to high temperatures from the pressure created by heavy layers of sediment. …

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Why Did France Give Us The Statue of Liberty?

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The Story Behind Who Gave The Statue of Liberty to the US.

The Statue was not a gift from the French government, but rather a gift of inspiration that began with two prominent Frenchmen who thought of honoring the United States for our freedom and democracy in hopes of inspiring France’s own democracy after many war torn years lead by monarchy government.…

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Why Is New York City Called The Big Apple?

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There are many rumors about why New York is called the Big Apple.

New York is the second largest apple growing state, after Washington, but that’s not why New York is called the Big Apple.  Here’s the story the city government has agreed to and the one that expert etymologist Barry Popik cites from his in depth research on why New York City is called “The Big Apple”.  …

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