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Cliffside in Rutherford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Get Up Bell

 
 
Get Up Bell Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
1. Get Up Bell Marker
Inscription. In the early 1900's when Cliffside Mill was built, a bell tower was erected to house this bell. It towered above the mill and looked out over the town. This bell was named the "Get Up Bell" by the people of Cliffside. The bell was rung as follows:
Times Rung Indicating to the people of Cliffside
5:30 A.M. Time to get up
6:30 A.M. Time to leave home for work
6:50 A.M. Ten minutes before start up time
12:00 Noon Lunch time
12:50 P.M. Ten minutes until time to start back to work
6:00 P.M. End of work day
The bell has not been in use since the late 40's, but now stands as a monument to the town and people of Cliffside Mills.
 
Location. 35° 14.577′ N, 81° 46.128′ W. Marker is in Cliffside, North Carolina, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Old Main Street 0.1 miles north of Drug Store Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cliffside NC 28024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The High Shoal Ironworks Village (approx. 2 miles away); Raleigh Rutherford Haynes / Simpson Bobo Tanner (approx. 2 miles away); North Carolina / South Carolina
Get Up Bell Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
2. Get Up Bell
(approx. 4.5 miles away); Gardner-Webb University (approx. 5.8 miles away); Welcome to Cowpens National Battlefield (approx. 7.5 miles away in South Carolina); The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (approx. 7.7 miles away in South Carolina); After Victory (approx. 7.7 miles away in South Carolina); Race to the Dan River (approx. 7.8 miles away in South Carolina but has been reported missing).
 
Also see . . .  Remember Cliffside. (Submitted on December 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
R.R. Haynes Memorial Tower Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
3. R.R. Haynes Memorial Tower
This tower is all that is left of the R.R.Haynes Memorial Building. It served the entertainment needs of the Cliffside community for decades. Like most of the old buildings of this mill town, it met the wrecking ball some years ago.
R.R. Haynes Memorial Tower Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
4. R.R. Haynes Memorial Tower
Old Cliffside Mill Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
5. Old Cliffside Mill
Mill Dam Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
6. Mill Dam
Old Cliffside Mill Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
7. Old Cliffside Mill
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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