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Statue of Liberty - An iconic statue in Franklin County is getting a face lift.

The Lady Liberty statue at the Benton Library dates back to the 1940's.
While many of the same statues have deteriorated or been sold for scrap metal, Benton wants to hang on to its piece of history.

The 8 and-a-half foot tall, 300 pound replica of the statue of liberty has been a land mark of Benton for 60 years. But the community knows if they want our lady to last another half century-- restoration is a must.

Statue of Liberty

"She does have some holes in her structure that are allowing water to leak inside," says library director Erin Steinsultz.

Steinsultz says Lady Liberty was removed from her outdoor post in 2008.
A combination of weather and vandalism put her in need of repairs from her toes up to her crown.

"Seven rays represent the seven continents and the seven seas-- she only has three," says Steinsultz.

Statue of Liberty

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