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A copy of Declaration of Independence makes visit

A copy of Declaration of Independence makes visit

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- One of the 25 surviving original copies of the Declaration of Independence will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Utah Capitol.

Norman Lear, producer of television shows like "All In The Family," owns the copy.

It's on a tour of 17 cities as part of a voter-registration drive. After leaving Salt Lake, it will go to Denver for display during the Democratic National Convention.

Lear bought the copy for $8.4 million at a 2000 auction. It was discovered by a Philadelphia man who bought a frame at a flea market for $4 and found it tucked in behind a picture. He sold it for $2.4 million in 1991 before Lear became the owner.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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