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  Liberty Bell
As the Bell was created to commemorate the golden anniversary of Penn's Charter, the quotation "Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof," from Leviticus 25:10, was particularly apt.
The new bell was raised in the belfry on March 29, 1753.
Throughout the period from 1790 to 1800, when Philadelphia was the nation's capital, uses of the Bell included calling the state legislature into session, summoning voters to hand in their ballots at the State House window, and tolling to commemorate Washington's birthday and celebrate the Fourth of July.
www.ushistory.org /libertybell   (1664 words)

  
  Liberty Bell - Timeline
The new Whitechapel bell was hung in a cupola on the State House roof and was attached to the State House clocks.
The Wilbank bell took over as the "State House Bell" while the Liberty Bell remained on the fourth floor (in the brick section) of the reconstructed tower - ringing it was reserved for special occasions.
The bell that was installed as a clock bell in 1821 (the one that replaced the "Sister Bell" when it was moved to St. Augustine's Church) disappeared.
home.att.net /~honorAmerica/libertybell/history/belltimeline.htm   (2512 words)

  
 Drexel - Philadelphia History
The bell finally made its mark in history when, in 1776, the Liberty Bell called Philadelphia residents to Independence Hall for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Philadelphia has been home to many sculptors over the years, but few have made as much of a visible impact as Alexander Milne Calder.
During Philadelphia's yellow fever epidemic of 1793 — which killed 1,100, including seven physicians — Physick put himself on the front lines of the disease in order to study the illness and its symptoms.
www.drexel.edu /em/philly/history.html   (1310 words)

  
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Since the bell was made, the words of the inscription have meant different things to different people.
A bell for the Pennsylvania State House was cast in London, England, however, it cracked soon after it arrived in Philadelphia.
The bell was repaired in 1846 and rang for a George Washington birthday celebration, but the bell cracked again and has not been rung since.
www.nps.gov /inde/liberty-bell.html   (564 words)

  
 Philadelphia Bell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Philadelphia Bell was a franchise of the World Football League, which operated in 1974 and for a portion of a season in 1975.
At first the team seemed to be one of the WFL's most successful, however, it soon became known that the relatively large (especially by WFL standards) crowds that the Bell were drawing were mostly the result of the distribution of free tickets, on a scale apparently almost unprecedented in the history of professional sports.
The Bell was one of just two WFL teams that maintained the same ownerships in both 1974 and 1975.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philadelphia_Bell   (276 words)

  
 pw: philadelphia weekly online
What Bell didn't know at the time was that unlike many cities suffering the AIDS crisis, Philadelphia was--and continues to be--hardly silent when it comes to dealing with the epidemic.
Bell now suffers from tingling, numbness and pain in his right foot, a common side effect of the use of current AIDS drugs.
Bell has since been arrested five times for civil disobedience and says he would not be alive today had it not been for ACT UP.
www.philadelphiaweekly.com /view.php?id=2472   (2293 words)

  
 Ben's Guide (3-5): Symbols of Government -- The Liberty Bell
On June 7, 1753, the bell was hung in the tower of Independence Hall; however, during the American Revolution, in 1777, British troops captured Philadelphia.
For safekeeping, the bell was moved to Zion's Reformed Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
In order to repair the bell, a slot was carved along the length of the crack that prevented the two sides of the bell from vibrating against each other.
bensguide.gpo.gov /3-5/symbols/libertybell.html   (397 words)

  
 CNNSI.com - Baseball - Free agent Bell leaves Philly without deal - Thursday November 21, 2002 08:08 PM
Bell, who turned down a $3.5-million option from the Giants for next season, had been seeking closer to $5 million a season.
Bell and his wife, Kristi, flew to Philadelphia on Monday night and had dinner with Phillies officials.
Bell would replace the departed Scott Rolen, who was traded to St.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/news/2002/11/21/bell_phillies_ap   (486 words)

  
 Independence Visitor Center, In the center of Philadelphia's most historic square mile.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The bell is recast in Philadelphia by Pass and Stow, a local maker of pots and pans.
The Pass and Stow “Proclaim Liberty…” bell is lowered to the third floor of the State House tower for storage.
An issue of Liberty, an abolitionist publication from New York, uses a rendition of the Bell as a symbol and stresses the inclusiveness of its inscription.
www.independencevisitorcenter.com /bellfactsheet.htm   (1543 words)

  
 NBA Playoffs 2001 - Iverson says Bell deserves success
PHILADELPHIA -- Raja Bell was playing against older men in empty gymnasiums just two months ago.
Bell scored 10 points Sunday night, one short of his entire playoff output, and helped the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 108-91 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Bell's fastbreak slam cut Milwaukee's lead to 34-33 midway through the second and his layup capped a 12-0 run as the Sixers erased a nine-point deficit.
espn.go.com /nba/playoffs2001/2001/0603/1209243.html   (486 words)

  
 Philadelphia PA : Hotels : Restaurants : Philadelphia Real Estate
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 The Liberty Bell--Reading 2
Records of the Philadelphia city councils show that councils discussed the new bell, clock and steeple of the Pennsylvania State House.
The new bell was cast by John Wilbank in 1828.
A British traveler reported: "This bell, though no longer used for general purposes, still occupied the place in which it was originally hung, and...used on special occasions such as the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and visits of distinguished visitors...."
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/36liberty/36facts2.htm   (747 words)

  
 The Liberty Bell | Philadelphia Attraction Review
The Liberty Bell was commissioned for the Pennsylvania State House (now called Independence Hall) in 1751.
The Liberty Bell was again silenced by a crack, this time for good, in 1846.
Today the Liberty Bell is properly enshrined within a 13,000 square foot, glass pavilion, with Independence Hall in its backdrop.
www.internationalcircuit.com /philadelphia/tourism-2.php   (140 words)

  
 AMS vs BELL
Bell tackle Dennis Lozzi was injured in the melee and was removed on a stretcher with a leg injury.
Bell defensive tackle Tom Laputka intercepted a Reed pass in the flat and returned it to the Birmingham 21.
Willie Smith fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Philadelphia recovered at the Birmingham 29.
www.wfl1974.com /AMS_VS_BELL_6_NOV_74.htm   (693 words)

  
 Jobs@Penn: Philadelphia - A Place To Live and Work
Philadelphia is most famous as the birthplace of the American independence and the home of the Liberty Bell.
Philadelphia is home to numerous historical landmarks, including The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (show to the left), and Betsy Ross's home.
From the diverse restaurants and nightlife of South Street, the boutiques and galleries of Manayunk, and the cheesesteaks of South Philadelphia, Philadelphia is a city rich in diversity and experiences.
www.hr.upenn.edu /jobs/philadelphia.asp   (271 words)

  
 Inflatable Liberty Bell for Philadelphia
A Philadelphia architect wants a a massive, inflatable Liberty Bell -- so big that 5,000 people could stand inside -- to be the great centerpiece for the city's New Year's celebration.
Johnson has made a model of the bell in his basement and has projected historic scenes onto the inflatable model, including the invention of plastic, the toilet and the atom bomb.
Johnson said the bell could be built from polyester-reinforced vinyl, which is the same material used to make the Garfield and Bullwinkle balloons used in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving.
www.everything2000.com /news/news/libertybell.asp   (177 words)

  
 The Liberty Bell--Reading 1
The chances that the bell may be lost on one of its journeys or actually destroyed in a railway accident are so few as to be negligible.
The bell’s clapper was chained so that it could not be rung.
The Justice Bell was rung for the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1919.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/36liberty/36facts1.htm   (581 words)

  
 Philadelphia Taco Bell Linked To E. coli Outbreak - News - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The nine Taco Bell restaurants located in Montgomery County were voluntarily closing as a precaution, the Montgomery County Health Department said in a statement.
The one commonality appeared to be that the victims ate at Taco Bell restaurants, although it was not immediately known if the Long Island E. coli cases were related to the outbreak in New Jersey.
Taco Bell is "very concerned about the well-being of all those who have been affected by this incident," Creed said.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/16063626   (759 words)

  
 Liberty Bell in Philadelphia - Guide to Philadelphia's Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell is a worldwide symbol of freedom, and has been adapted by many different causes to suit their specific needs.
Its initial purpose was to summon residents of Philadelphia to the State House yard when the Declaration of Independence was read for the first time.
The Liberty Bell is a fabulous side-excursion when visiting the Historic District, but be aware that a crowd tends to gather during the early afternoon.
philadelphia.travelape.com /attractions/liberty-bell   (410 words)

  
 Liberty Bell, Philadelphia - Reviews of Liberty Bell - IgoUgo
Located across from Independence Hall, the bell resides in a glass museum and it is viewable at all hours of the day.
Philadelphia is moving the bell about 50 feet to a new Museum and the bell will be sealed up in a glass case for distant viewing.
The reason the city is doing this is because the bell has become fragile over the centuries and the acidity in the air is slowly deteriorating this National Treasure.
www.igougo.com /travelcontent/JournalEntryActivity.aspx?entryID=7788   (394 words)

  
 Liberty Bell Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
During a war, metal becomes scarce, so it was feared that the British might melt down the city’s church bells and the bells of the State House, including the bell we now know as the Liberty Bell.
The bells would eventually make their way to a distant village of Northampton Towne, presently called Allentown, 50 miles to the north, for safekeeping while the British occupied Philadelphia.
By the end of June, 1778, the British had evacuated Philadelphia and the Liberty Bell and the church bells were restored to their rightful places.
www.libertybellmuseum.org /museum/timeline.html   (303 words)

  
 Philadelphia Hotels: Liberty Bell Center
The thoughtful, angled placement of the Liberty Bell in a glass structure will make it possible to see Independence Hall against the sky rather than against a backdrop of 20th century buildings.
The new Liberty Bell Center will incorporate three discrete but physically and thematicaly connected elements: a shaded outdoor arcade containing educational materials, an inside interpretive exhibit hall, and a new chamber for the Bell.
The exhibits will be a fitting prelude to their personal and often emotional encounter with the nation's most recognized icon of freedom.
www.roomrate.com /philadelphia/attractions/LibertyBellCenter.asp   (251 words)

  
 Bill Barber to ring opening bell at Philadelphia Stock Exchange on Tuesday, September 4, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Philadelphia Flyers Head Coach Bill Barber will ring the opening bell at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange on Tuesday, September 4, to mark the beginning of a new trading month.
The appearance of Barber marks the ninth bell-ringing ceremony in a yearlong series of famous Philadelphians invited to ring the Exchange’s bell on the first day of the month.
The Philadelphia Stock Exchange was founded in 1790 as the first stock exchange in America.
www.philadelphiaflyers.com /pressbox/archive/20010830_bell.asp   (260 words)

  
 Blue Bell News
An 11th-grader brought a rifle to school and shot himself to death in a hallway Tuesday morning between classes, according to officials and a witness.
PHILADELPHIA A high-speed police chase that originated in Montgomery County came to a crashing end in Northeast Philadelphia Tuesday morning.
A student at a high school in suburban Philadelphia shot himself at school with a rifle on Tuesday, school authorities said.
www.topix.net /city/blue-bell-pa   (680 words)

  
 The Gigantic Liberty Bell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
One of the most fascinating was the elaborate gateway built at the entrance of the Exposition - a gigantic, 80 foot replica of the Liberty Bell.
The sheet-metal Bell was covered with almost 26,000 15-watt light bulbs so that it could be seen at night.
The mammoth Liberty Bell was designed by engineers of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company.
www.libertybellmuseum.com /giantbell.htm   (128 words)

  
 All 15 Philadelphia Taco Bell restaurants closed (phillyBurbs.com) | Pennsylvania News
PHILADELPHIA - All 15 Taco Bell restaurants in Philadelphia voluntarily closed Wednesday, following a recommendation from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health because of an E. coli contamination just outside the city limits.
There were no confirmed cases of E. coli in the Philadelphia restaurants, city health department spokesman Jeff Moran said.
Earlier Wednesday, Taco Bell removed green onions from all of its restaurants nationwide, because tests on some samples show signs of E. coli.
www.phillyburbs.com /pb-dyn/news/103-12072006-752478.html   (450 words)

  
 GoCityKids Philadelphia | Liberty Bell Center
The bell was moved to its current location in Liberty Bell Center in October 2003.
Talks about the Liberty Bell are presented at the Center continuously, and enthusiastic docents are usually on hand to answer questions.
At 2pm EST each Independence Day, children who are descendants of signers of the Declaration of Independence participate in a bell tapping ceremony, tapping the Liberty Bell 13 times while bells across the nation ring 13 times in honor of the patriots from the 13 original states.
www.gocitykids.com /browse/attraction.jsp?id=17734   (168 words)

  
 Philadelphia, PA
Additionally, Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin Parkway (a major thoroughfare) and Ben Franklin Bridge (the first major bridge to connect Philadelphia with New Jersey) are named in his honor.
The vision behind the plan is to develop and implement improvements to the sidewalks that will enhance the area’s unique blend of historic and modern elements, the liviness of the neighborhood and promote business and imvestments in the community.
About Philadelphia, PA There is more to Philadelphia than cheese steaks and the setting for Rocky.
www.about-philadelphiapa.com   (4816 words)

  
 Phila.gov and Gophila.com present Visit Philadelphia!!!
Whether you are packing for a family vacation or planning a romantic weekend getaway, Philadelphia and The Countryside is the place to be.
More than 3,000 years after his death, ancient Egyptian boy pharaoh King Tutankhamun is about to rule once again: this time his empire consists of Philadelphia and The Countryside™, and his reign will last not a decade, but seven months, from February 3 through September 30, 2007.
Explore the outdoors of Philadelphia and The Countryside with Boundless Philadelphia.
www.phila.gov /visitors/index.html   (489 words)

  
 Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia and Collegeville Pennsylvania real estate listings, home buying, selling and ...
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 Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting growth and economic development, advocating for sound public policy, and serving our members with outstanding programs and benefits.
GPCC is the premier advocate of the region’s business community, representing members in 11 counties across three states with one voice.
Dedicated to building the economy of the Greater Philadelphia region.
www.gpcc.com   (220 words)

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