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Original Courthouse Bell - Howard, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 28.189 W 096° 15.718
14S E 742136 N 4150513
Quick Description: Strange wording on this marker, the bell is ...but then again ... it isn't. They bought a bell for the courthouse tower, but it never got out of the yard.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/9/2015 6:29:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMNG08
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of bell: Elk County
Location of bell: 127 N. Pine St., courthouse lawn, Howard

Text on Bell:

Made for Seth Thomas Clock Co.
New York and Chicago.

Plaque text:

Purchased - 1919 - Weight 800#
This bell never was installed in the courthouse. The 1200 pound Purcell School Bell, which now rings in the clock tower, was favored because of better quality. It was fists installed in February, 1920.

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