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Samantha Smith

Augusta, ME
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Augusta
Description: Statue of Maine schoolgirl who became famous after writing to the Soviet Union to appeal for peace.
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English first
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This statue was very neat and well maintained. The story is inspirational. You definitely should go check it out!

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Cologne, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This one has more of a symbolic meaning. It is a good reminder of the cold war time and one little girl who was asking herself a question that many people both in US and USSR asked themselves.

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Augusta, Maine
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98 reviews 98 reviews
23 attraction reviews
319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

It's a nice, small statue of a young girl from Maine worth remembering named Samantha Smith. She became an international celebrity with her letter to the leader of the USSR pleading for peace. She was going to be a TV show actress when she died in an airplane crash at the age of 13. It is definitely worth seeing if... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

my mother used to babysit Samantha Smith and she was a lovely girl who wrote letters to "russia" asking why they (the USA and russia) couldnt just get along! she was ana amzing little girl who died with her father in a plane crash. Please visit and give your love to this littel girl who live long ago!

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