Thursday, July 8, 2010
July 08: Let Freedom Ring
Although the Liberty Bell had pealed prior to July 8, contrary to popular belief it did not ring out on July 4, 1776. Much of the bell's history is shroud in tradition and is not always factual - most historians doubt this day's event really took place as the bell's steeple had deteriorated by 1776 and needed work.
What is factual is that the Liberty Bell replica at Walt Disney World was cast from the actual mold of the real bell! It is one of 50 authentically cast and molded in 1976 for the U.S.A.'s 200th birthday. First hoisted into its present location in 1989, the bell (which anchors Liberty Square) stands 8 feet tall and weighs two and a half tons.
Click HERE for more July 08 Disney history.