A Look Back: The Duke came to Liberty County for ‘Liberty Bell’ dedication

September, 1960: Movie actor John Wayne in Liberty, Texas. He was there to dedicate the only true, uncracked replica of the Liberty Bell as cast as the original at Whitechapel foundry in England. The bell is still in Liberty today. Photo by Moon Young. Courtesy The Portal to Texas History
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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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