Primary Source: The Statue of Liberty
from Huntsville (Alabama) Gazette, November 6, 1886
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. As so often happens, Mother Nature had different plans than the organizers when it came to fair weather. Consequently, the fireworks display scheduled had to be postponed until the weather improved. This article reports on the delayed show. Students will read the report and respond to questions on the language, the details, and compare Liberty's show to modern fireworks displays.