St Louis, Missouri

St. Louis is a major city in Missouri along the Mississippi River. Its iconic, 630-ft. Gateway Arch, built in the 1960s, honors the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America’s westward expansion in general. Replica paddlewheelers ply the river, offering views of the arch. The Soulard district is home to barbeque restaurants and clubs playing blues music as well as the annual “Little” Mardi Gras celebration.
Population: 318,416 (2013)
Area code: Area code 314
Elevation: 142 m

We do find historical references to the existence of this sister.  Hoever, I can find no trace of her today.  From the Star News Online article from Jan 20, 2002 there was in fact a purchase, dedication and re-dedication of the sister:

At 12 1/2 feet, this copper replica at Innes Park, beside Thalian Hall at Third and Princess streets, is hardly as big as the original in New York Harbor. Critics might carp that it’s not as well done as the big Miss Liberty either.

Still, there’s nothing fake or shabby about the patriotic feelings behind this little monument.

This copy of the Statue of Liberty, one of a series of six cast in St. Louis, was purchased (at a reported cost of $375) with money raised by local Boy Scouts. John Lockfaw, a longtime funeral director with Andrews Mortuary and an active civic leader, chaired the fund-raising committee for the project; George Tenuta, an insurance executive and a vice president with the Boy Scouts’ old Cape Fear District, helped push the purchase.

The city accepted the statue, and it was formally unveiled on Oct. 20, 1951. Many of the boys who participated in that ceremony returned for its rededication on July 4, 1986, the centennial year of the original “Liberty Enlightening the World.”

I cannot find this replica using Google Earth.  I have discovered suggestions that the statue was relocated to the Laumeier Sculture Park in Crestwood but I cannot verify the story as a fact.  Attempts to reach them have been unsuccessful.

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