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Copperopolis in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Copperopolis Bell and Cannon

 
 
The Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
1. The Bell Marker
Copperopolis Elementary School opened in 1865, and currently serves the community of Copperopolis, the Diamond XX area, and the areas in and around Lake Tulloch. The school now serves 230 students in grades kindergarten through six.
Inscription.
[Displayed at the Copperopolis Elementary School are a bell and a cannon along with their accompanying markers:]

The Bell
This bell cast in 1860, the first school in Copperopolis in 1862. The bell yoke shows repair, break probably from school fire of 1906.

The Cannon
Six pound cannon cast by Cyruss Alger & Co. in 1837. Probably came from an abandoned ship in San Francisco. Presented to the Union Guard by citizens of Copperopolis. Fired at funerals and on holidays until the early 1900ís.
 
Location. 37° 58.906′ N, 120° 38.509′ W. Marker is in Copperopolis, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from Baker Street near Main Street. Click for map. Markers are located at Copperopolis Elementary School, at the eastern edge of the parking area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Baker Street, Copperopolis CA 95228, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Black Bart at Funk Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Copperopolis Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Copperopolis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Congregational Church
The Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
2. The Cannon Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Calaveras Telephone (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Copperopolis (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Corner Saloon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas McCarty (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Copperopolis.
 
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The Copperopolis School Bell, Cannon and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
3. The Copperopolis School Bell, Cannon and Markers
The Copperopolis School Bell image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
4. The Copperopolis School Bell
The Cannon image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
5. The Cannon
Click link for additional information regarding the Union Guard.
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The Copperopolis Cannon image. Click for full size.
August 25, 2012
6. The Copperopolis Cannon
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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