The New Student's Reference Work/Bedloe's Island
|←Bedford, Duke of||The New Student's Reference Work (1914)
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Bedloe's Island, in New York harbor. In 1800 it was ceded to the United States government, and in 1841 Fort Wood was built on it. Within the fort now stands Bartholdi's great statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, presented by France to the United States.