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Fun Fact Friday: The Statue of Liberty

Fun Fact Friday: The Statue of Liberty

As you probably know, Lady Liberty was a gift from France to the US…but did you know that she has a 35 foot waistline? The Statue of Liberty’s dedication ceremony was held on Thursday, October 28, 1886. She’s over 111 feet tall (not counting the pedestal), she is made of copper (the green is due to weathering),

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Fun Fact Friday: George Washington Carver

Did you know that George Washington Carver invented over 100 uses for the peanut? He is also known for pioneering crop rotation in the United States. Besides being a scientist, botanist, and inventor, Carver was also a teacher. George Washington Carver was believed to be born in 1864, but his exact birth date is unknown.

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