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Happy birthday Lady Liberty

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Happy birthday Lady Liberty, happy birthday to ya. The old girl of New York harbor is celebrated in theJune 17 Google Doodle on what is the 130 anniversary of her arrival in the Big Apple. According to the National Park Service, she arrived to "great fanfare" and was even greeted by then-President Grover Cleveland. Although, despite the "fanfare," the pedestal wasn't yet completed and the parts of the statue that were shipped over had to remain on Liberty Island, then Bedloe's Island, until the stage was completed and she could be displayed. The above picture shows the statue's head on display in Paris in 1878, having just been completed, in part by its designer Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Google describes the statue in their write-up on the doodle as "more than just a symbol of solidarity. It’s a reminder that all countries thrive on the exchange of ideas and culture. The National Park Service's dedication to maintaining and restoring the statue ensures that message will live on." In total, there were 350 pieces packed into 200 cases sent from France of the statue. Here are the photos of her arrival, construction and pride, that you need to see: 

circa 1880: French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (1832 - 1923), who cast Auguste Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty and constructed the Eiffel Tower in Paris. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1885: The framework for the right arm of the Statue Of Liberty during construction in Paris. Designed by the French sculptor Frederick Bartholdi, the statue was presented to the United States by France in 1876. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1884: The left hand of the Statue of Liberty under construction. Sixty men have worked for almost ten years on the various parts of the statue, not including its designer Frederic Bartholdi and his assistants. Original Publication: From The Strand Magazine. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1883: The construction of the Statue of Liberty in Paris, before its journey to the United States. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Segments of the Statue of Liberty during its construction in the workshop of French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Paris, France, circa 1880. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Immigrants view the Statue of Liberty while entering New York harbor aboard an ocean liner en route to Ellis Island, New York City, 1910s. (Photo by Edwin Levick/Getty Images)

20th November 1886: The inauguration of Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty in New York, USA. Original Publication: Illustrated London News (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

he Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World on the River Seine at the Pont de Grenelle, Paris. Measuring 11.5 metres, it is the smaller sister of the New York statue, also designed by Bartholdi, and was dedicated to the city of Paris by the Parisian colony of the United States in 1889. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A picture taken on June 15, 2015 in Paris shows the replica of the statue of Liberty next to the Eiffel tower. ( JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

The Statue of Liberty is seen on May 12, 2015 in New York City. She's undergone some changes since her first arrival, but she still remains one of America's top tourist attractions. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)




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