One of the United States most iconic symbols is the Liberty Bell. Cast in 1752 for the Pennsylvania State House and associated with the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the American treasure is displayed at Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia. In 1950, the U. S. Department of the Treasury gifted a replica to each of the 48 states plus territories during a savings bond campaign. Bell number 9 is proudly displayed on a wooden yoke at the Veterans Service Building about two blocks from the Minnesota State Capitol seen in the background. The inscription Pass and Stow represent the original foundry workers John Pass and John Stow. The Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry cast the bronze, 2,080 pound replicas.