Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines, Iowa

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Looking northwest at the Iowa State Capitol building with a miniature Liberty Bell in the foreground presented to Iowa in 1950 by the Federal Department of the Treasury to thank the state for its efforts of the previous ten years in war-bond drives. This symbol of independence appropriately was dedicated on Independence Day by Governor William Beardsley. The bell, cast in Annery-le-Vieux, France, weighs 2,000 pounds. It is located at 1007 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Number P89196.