A Tower for Our Bell

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1991
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Tower for Our Bell
Description FIRST PLACE HISTORICAL ESSAY A TOWER FOR OUR BELL Ruth D. Scow 94 West 400 South Manti, Utah 84642 think about the day I heard all the bells in Manti ring. On that day, November II, 1918, I was outside getting our newspaper when they started to ring: the bell in the Schoolhouse, the Presbyterian bell, and the bells on the trains that were stopped at our depot west of town» What a melody of sound I heard, each bell ringing a tone all of its very own. This experience, I will never forget. One morning in 1987, I awoke thinking about the old schooX bell. The Presbyterian bell still rings on occasion, that had controlled my life all my growing-up years? What had happened to it over these fifty years since I had heard it ring? My curiosity was challenged. That afternoon I went to our newly constructed elementary school to talk to Principal Kenneth Graham. Yes, ?_ he knew where the old bell was. It was in the school's ^ basement pump room. So one knew what to do with it. standing in a corner and surrounded by various lengths o£ lumber. I knew the bell had been placed for some fifty years under the stairway in the basement of the recently razed W.P.A.-built Schoolhouse. At one time, those in charge were going to trade it to workmen for labor. Finally it was determined that the bell belonged to the Manti School. With cleansing materials I began to scrub the bell, and found the date "1892" imprinted on its cradle. I it and its heritage. 16
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324384
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