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Historic copy of Declaration of Independence found

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found in the Iowa Historical Building.

Senator Dennis Black of Lynnville found the print.

The document is a rare, original 1843 print from the historic W. J. Stone copperplate, which is now on display in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

The director of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs says plans are being made for the copy to be unveiled by Governor Culver, and placed on public display for this year's Independence Day's celebrations at the State Historical Building in Des Moines.

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