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Inspirational and tragic

It is a life sized and therefore small statue of the 10 year old. I was literally 20 metres away... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
Richard M
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Southern Highlands
Worth seeing

I walked around the Capitol grounds looking at all the statues and memorials. This one choked me up... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2015
Shannon G
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Yuma
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Statue of Maine schoolgirl who became famous after writing to the Soviet Union to appeal for peace.
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  • Poor14%
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Sep 25, 2017
“Inspirational and tragic”
Jun 17, 2015
“Worth seeing”
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Augusta, ME
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

It is a life sized and therefore small statue of the 10 year old. I was literally 20 metres away photographing the Capitol and did not notice her until someone pointed her out. In front of a wall of the museum. There is another photo...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2015

I walked around the Capitol grounds looking at all the statues and memorials. This one choked me up a little. I vaguely remember this girl (I was only 2 years older than her). The accompanying plaque brought it all back to me. Awesome tribute.

1  Thank Shannon G
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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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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.

3  Thank AlexeyB77
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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...More

4  Thank Badgerjim
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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...More

8  Thank AFawn
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