Willard Central School Bell
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 41° 24.504 W 112° 02.313
12T E 413197 N 4584615
Quick Description: This monument is typical of many erected by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. They sport historic school bells on their tops. A piece of rail from the First Transcontinental Railroad is also an element of several monuments in the area.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2011 4:25:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMB1CN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 2

Long Description:
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Willard Central School Bell
When the Willard Central School was constructed in 1902, a bell tower with a large brass bell was installed on the roof toward the front of the building. The bell was rung 15 minutes before school began and again at noon. Students vied for the privilege of pulling the bell cord. The ring could be heard a mile away warning dawdling students to hurry. Although the bell tower was remodeled in 1911-12, the bell remained in place for 37 years.

In 1939, during a remodeling of the school, the bell was removed from the roof and mounted on a circular rock foundation immediately in front of the school. The bell no longer rang but served as a memorial to bygone days.

The school was demolished in 1956 to make room for a new one. This monument, on the old playground, is constructed of rocks from the Fort Wall which was built between 1852-55 and which surrounded the old town of Willard.
Willow Creek Camp

The bell is inscribed:

You will ever live in
the heart of our town as
a monument of work
well done. 1902 - 1939

Marker Name: Willard Central School Bell

Marker Number: None

Marker Text:
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