Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States.

Population: 203,446 (2013)

Area code: Area code 253

No sign of this sister can be found at the original location of 315 N Stadium Way, the Washington State Historical Society building.

Here is an image of the dedication ceremony from the Tacoma Public Library.  This is the only trace I can find of her.  Nothing about her removal or destruction.  We consider her to be missing in action.

From the description accompanying the image referenced above:

On June 27, 1951, a replica of the “Statue of Liberty” was unveiled at the Washington State Historical Building, 315 North Stadium Way, with ceremonies and speeches. More than 200 Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts and Cubs from the Mt. Rainier Council of Boy Scouts, who financed the replica through paper drives, marched with their color guards. The procession was led by a World War II Naval veteran. The unveiling proclamation was spoken by Scout Joe Crawford. James Pomeroy, Kenneth Riis and Hugh Judd pulled the veil from the statue. Roger Gotteland of Seattle, the French Consular Agent, spoke at the unveiling. There are over 200 of these replicas in 39 states in the U.S. and several of its possessions and territories. The copper statues were erected in the early 1950’s by Boy Scout troops and others to celebrate Scouting’s 40th anniversary theme, “Strengthen the Arm of Liberty.

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