Did you know that in 1885, 200,000 people gathered at the New York docks to welcome the disassembled pieces of the Statue of Liberty on the steamer ship Isere? The Statue of Liberty was a project shared between the United States and France. A French sculptor designed the statue and the people of France paid to have it built. The people of the United States provided the land and built the pedestal the statue stands on. The statue was built in France, taken apart, and transported to the United States to be put back together. The completed statue and pedestal was dedicated on October 28, 1886.
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Bonus Fact: 19-year-old Theodore Roosevelt was on the fundraising committee that helped to raise and collect money to have the pedestal built.
Also, Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower, helped to design the interior structure of the statue.