The Statue of Liberty is located in front of Memorial Hall and Civic Center. It was originally dedicated in 1952 and rededicated by former President Gerald Ford in 1984.
Independence was settled on land that was purchased from the Osage Indians in September 1869 it was originally called Colfax.
I Love Lucy actress Vivian Vance spent much of her childhood in Independence.
Find out more about the Strengthen the Arm of Liberty Statues across Kansas.