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Saluda Memorial Bell - Lexington, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 11.073 W 093° 52.801
15S E 423995 N 4337625
Quick Description: Not the REAL bell, but a stand in. The real bell is in a church yard west of here.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2015 5:20:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMNNXB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 2

Long Description:

County of site: Lafayette County
Date Marker Erected: April 9, 2002
Location of site: Franklin Ave. & 13th St., Heritage Park, Lexington
Markers Erected by: The Mormon Historic Sites Foundation & Lexington Historical Association
Detailed Mormon Account: Don’t Go Aboard the Saluda!
Site of disaster: N 39° 11.073 W 093° 53.801

Bell Tower and Marker:
This bell tower stands in memory of the victims of the steamboat Saluda explosion on April 9, 1852. It also honors the many Lexington citizens who came to the aid of the passengers. The Saluda's original bell now sits in front of the First Christian Church in Savannah, MO. This 1847 bell, with its similar Diana the Huntress design, was donated to the Lexington Historical Association by Pierre Collobert. The tower was dedicated on April 9, 2002, with the participation of Saluda descendents. [sic]

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