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Bedloe's Island

[bed-lohz] /ˈbɛd loʊz/
noun
1.
former name of Liberty Island.
Also, Bedloe Island.
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Bedloe's Island

/ˈbɛdləʊz/
noun
1.
the former name (until 1956) of Liberty Island
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Bedloe's Island

island, off the southern tip of Manhattan Island, New York, New York, U.S., in Upper New York Bay. It has an area of about 12 acres (5 hectares) and is the site of French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi's "Liberty Enlightening the World" (the Statue of Liberty). The island and nearby Ellis Island constitute Statue of Liberty National Monument. Although the monument is within New Jersey waters, Liberty Island and a portion of Ellis Island are within the territorial jurisdiction of New York state

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