Liberty pole

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a tall flagstaff planted in the ground, often surmounted by a liberty cap.

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Today, there's nobody left who remembers the bandstand, the well, the frog pond and the liberty pole that once adorned the area.
Central Park's "Liberty Pole" was approved at a town meeting in 1858, back when the town was only 8 years old.
The Sons had erected a 112-foot high "Liberty Pole" on Taunton Green that day, opposite his majesty King George's courthouse, raised an American flag proclaiming "Liberty and Union," and pledged "to resist, even unto blood" attempts to restore the laws of England.
The City's managerial and planning team was provided with financial and technical assistance in the redevelopment of the Liberty Square neighborhood, including the rehabilitation and construction of more than 50 homes on Armory St., James St., Charles St., and new homes on James Court; the development of MacKay Park; the playground at Veteran's Park; the Liberty Pole Project; and downtown redevelopment including the Group USA project.
"In New York, the Tree of Liberty, though it was at first called that, was actually a pine mast or flagstaff."(34) When a tree was unavailable or had been destroyed by British troops, colonists opted for a pole without a second thought.(35) Similar ceremony and similar ritual marked the erection of a liberty pole and the consecration of a liberty tree.(36) After all, a pole was a mobile, easily "transplanted", translation of a tree.
Most observers of the Italian political scene had predicted that there would be a hung parliament; instead, the 'Liberty Pole', the three party right-wing alliance, won a substantial victory over the united forces of the Italian left.
One of the seven freestanding components of Jesse Darling's Liberty Poles (all works 2016) clattered to the floor at the opening of "Atrophilia" in late October, when someone brushed against it.
Propagandists preached the worship of liberty with idolatrous zeal, importuning colonists to dance around "Liberty Trees" and "Liberty Poles," and woe to the "loyalist" who refused to participate in this sacrament.
Gathering by liberty poles and liberty trees in the open air, a generation of political activists laid the groundwork for a new nation.
This book treats public political events in America between 1788 and Jefferson's election in 1800, including parades and other open air occasions, as well as accompanying festivities and trappings, including dinners, the raising of liberty poles, ceremonial toastings, songs, badges, etc., with special attention given to the role of various non-elites in these festivities.
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