NOTE: It's up to YOU, not me, to verify (before you post your log), that the statue is one that fits the cache description. Please read the description fully, and do a little research, before taking photos and logging any similar statue. Jack Whitaker, the Boy Scout Comissioner for the Kansas City Area Council, and a local businessman, started a program to celebrate Scouting?s 40th anniversary theme, "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty" by selling these statues. They are 8' 4" tall, made of copper, but appear more like a bronze casting. Braced from the inside, and usually set on a star shaped based, they appear much like the original in New York harbor. The arm is at a slightly different angle than the original, and there is usually a plaque in the base giving the Boy Scouts a mention. The statues were manufacured by Friedley-Voshardt Co. of Chicago, IL, and weigh about 300 lbs. Most of the statues were purchased through the Kansas City Boy Scouts for about $350.
Many are in midwestern states, but there are also a few outside of the USA.
To get credit for this find, you must log the coordinates, give a description of the physical location, and upload a photo of the statue AND plaque with your GPS in the photo(s). Please include any local historical information you might be aware of.
Since there are less than 200 of these statues out there, please log only one statue per person. I reserve the right to contact anyone with a questionable find, and to delete the log if I feel this person is abusing the system or if the entire criteria has not been met. Each statue can be logged only once, though others are encouraged to visit these "finds".