In his book Journey into America, the renowned American botanist, naturalist, and author Donald Culross Peattie exposes his interpretation of the United States of America. The book is written under the device of being an introduction of Mr. Peattie’s country to a German friend named Baldor. At the same time, he attempts to express his own ideas about the country, and in doing so, he writes about some of the most famous American shrines and symbols, as well as telling some of our heroic tales. In this chapter from the book, transcribed by me in Anniversary Gregg, he tells the story of the Liberty Bell.
You can also read his description of the Washington Monument here.