Liberty Bell at Kaskaskia

Title

Liberty Bell at Kaskaskia

Subject

Bells; Kaskaskia (Ill.); American Revolution (1775-1783); Louis XV, King of France, 1710-1774; North America--New France; Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818

Description

Cast in 1741 by Louis XV of France as a gift to the Catholic Church of the Illinois Country, the Liberty Bell of the West was rung in Kaskaskia, Illinois, on July 4, 1778, to celebrate its liberation from the British by American Colonel George Rogers Clark.

Creator

Kbh3rd

Date

2012-07-22

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Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

3,648 × 2,736 pixels

Files

Kaskaskia_Bell_3321.jpg

Citation

Kbh3rd, “Liberty Bell at Kaskaskia,” SCRC Virtual Museum at Southern Illinois University's Morris Library, accessed June 18, 2019, https://scrcexhibits.omeka.net/items/show/728.

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