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Address: Augusta, ME
Description: Statue of Maine schoolgirl who became famous after writing to the Soviet...
Statue of Maine schoolgirl who became famous after writing to the Soviet Union to appeal for peace.
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Brave Young Girl; Disrespectful Location for a Statue

This statue is located just outside of the Maine State Museum. While I do not support the Maine State Museum -- as "security" staff routinely violate the rights of people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
SuddenlySuzin
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This statue is located just outside of the Maine State Museum. While I do not support the Maine State Museum -- as "security" staff routinely violate the rights of people attempting to access the Legislative Law Library (which is supposed to be accessible to the public), located in the capitol building (all on the same State House complex) -- I... More 

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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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23 attraction reviews
331 helpful votes 331 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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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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