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Picture of the Day – 18,000 Men as Stature of Liberty

Posted by on Oct 16th, 2010 and filed under Human Interest, Picture of the Day. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

By Dwight Perry
GCC/Staff
Oct. 16, 2010

I find it amazing that this photo, taken so many years ago, actually still exists! And now, someone has put it online for all of us to see.

This INCREDIBLE picture was taken in 1918.

It is 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge, in Iowa.

EIGHTEEN THOUSAND MEN!

What a priceless gift from our grandfathers!

FACTS: Base to Shoulder: 150 feet Right Arm: 340 feet Widest part of arm holding torch: 12 1/2 feet Right thumb: 35 feet Thickest part of body: 29 feet Left hand length: 30 feet Face: 60 feet Nose: 21 feet Longest spike of head piece: 70 feet Torch and flame combined: 980 feet.

Source: Dwight Perry

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1 Response for “Picture of the Day – 18,000 Men as Stature of Liberty”

  1. dianemn says:

    WOW!

    Now THAT was patriotism, and standing up for Lady Liberty.

    What a treasure.

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