The Minute Man
Knotts Berry Farm
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The Minute Man

Claude Bell Sculpture

Claude Bell sculpted the minuteman statue at the Knott's Berry Farm replica of Independence Hall.

Posted April 2022

Knott's Berry Farm The Minute Man Statue
The Minute Man

The Minute Man Statue
Replica of Daniel Chester French's Famous Statue

By the rude bridge that arched the flood. Their flags to April's breeze unfurled. Here once the embattled farmer stood and fired the shot heard round the world.

The Minute Man Base Inscription

The Minute Man Statue

The Minute Man Statue

The Minute Man Statue Back

The Minute Man Statue at Independence Hall
Independence Hall

The Minute Man Statue Left
The Left

The Minute Man Statue Right
The Right

The Minute Man is an 1874 sculpture by Daniel Chester French in Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, Massachusetts. It was created between 1871 and 1874 after extensive research, and was originally intended to be made of stone. The medium was switched to bronze and it was cast from ten Civil War-era cannons appropriated by Congress.
The Minute Man:
  • The statue depicts a minuteman stepping away from his plow to join the patriot forces at the Battle of Concord, at the start of the American Revolutionary War.
  • The young man has an overcoat thrown over his plow, and has a musket in his hand.
  • The statue was unveiled in 1875 for the centennial of the Battle of Concord.
  • It received critical acclaim and continues to be praised by commentators.

The statue has been a suffragette symbol and a symbol of the United States National Guard and its components, the Army National Guard, and the Air National Guard, and depicted on coins such as the 1925 Lexington–Concord Sesquicentennial half dollar and the 2000 Massachusetts state quarter.

Minute Man Quarter

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