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There are mini Oreos, miniskirts, and even Mini cars. Long before the mini craze swept the United States, mini replicas of the Statue of Liberty were common sights in towns and cities across the country.
In 1949, the Boy Scouts of America decided to mark its 40th anniversary with the theme "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty." To that end, the Boy Scouts of Kansas City, Mo., came up with the big idea of selling small-scale replicas of the Statue of Liberty.
The statues were made out of copper. They stood 8 feet 4 inches tall without a base. Boy Scout troops throughout the country purchased about 200 statues for approximately $350 apiece. The Scouts then donated …