Did you know not far from Pennsylvania’s capital city of Harrisburg one of our nation’s greatest monuments is commemorated in miniature form?
In the small town of Dauphin, Pennsylvania a miniature version of the Statue of Liberty oversees the portion of the Susquehanna River that runs parallel to Route 322. She can see for miles as she stands atop what used to be a pier for an old railroad bridge. She’s ever vigilant and unwavering in her duties as a beacon of hope and prosperity.
Only once in her history has she succumbed to the elements. In 1992 Little Lady Liberty was blown off of her pedestal for the first time since being installed by local lawyer, Gene Stilp in 1986. The town of Dauphin had grown so fond of this mini-version of a national treasure that in 1997 they re-erected a stronger, more durable version of the statue.
It has stood tall, even in the harshest of storms ever since.
She may not be the real Statue of Liberty, but Dauphin County’s Little Lady Liberty still inspires the same ferocious patriotism in all who drive past it in the heart of the Keystone State.