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FILE - This May 20, 2009 file photo shows the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty is reopening July 4, 2013, after Liberty Island flooded during Superstorm Sandy, and tickets for the ferry ride to the island are now on sale. The statue has been closed since Sandy struck the region on Oct. 29 and damaged much of the island's infrastructure. The statue itself is on higher ground and was not damaged.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
As Statue of Liberty re-opens, a look at its surprising backstory
First Published Jul 01 2013 12:09 pm • Last Updated Jul 01 2013 12:09 pm

Why some women hated the Statue of Liberty, and other lesser known facts about an American icon.

As Statue of Liberty re-opens, a look at its surprising backstory

Trilok Rangan/Creative CommonsIt was a dark and misty the day the Statue of Liberty was unveiled in October 1886. New York City was soaked from days of rain. But dank conditions didn't stop hundreds of women from protesting the celebration.Parade organizers had denied The New York State Woman Suffrage Association's application for a float in the festivities, so 200 members of the group took matters into their own hands.They hired a boat and "took up one of the most favorable ...

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