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This Day in Georgia History

October 08, 1895

Liberty Bell Arrived in Atlanta

The Liberty Bell arrived by train in Atlanta to be exhibited for three months in the Pennsylvania Building at the Cotton States and International Exposition. Notables from Philadelphia were greeted by their counterparts from Atlanta and many toasts were raised to the occasion. The arrival of the Liberty Bell brought out the Exposition’s largest crowd to date - over 50,000, plus thousands more who lined the train route as it wound its way slowly into Atlanta and onto the grounds of the Exposition.