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    Fast Facts: Sept. 21

    Sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi modeled the Statue of Liberty after his mother. When she got tired, his mistress stepped in for the final touches.

    Lady Liberty looks eastward, across the Atlantic to the Old World.

    Winds of 50 miles per hour cause the statue to sway as much as three inches. Her torch sways five inches.

    The 25 windows in her crown symbolize gemstones found on the earth and the heavens’ rays shining over the world.

    The seven rays on her crown represent the seven seas and continents of the world.

    The statue’s two-layer gown would take about 4,000 square yards of cloth to duplicate.

    Her mouth is three feet wide.

    On average, the fingernails of the Statue of Liberty weigh 100 pounds each.

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