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Foresthill in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell

 
 
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
1. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell Marker
Inscription. Cast in Sheffield by Naylor Vickers and Co. -1859 – E. Riepe’s Patent no 1027, arrived in Boston 1862 then shipped around the Horn to San Francisco via boat to Sacramento and by six horse team to Forest Hill. Miners raised $3,500 to pay for it and christened it “Bell of St. Joseph.” Church burned 1952. Monument erected 1958.
 
Erected 1958 by Placer County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 1.296′ N, 120° 48.634′ W. Marker is in Foresthill, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Foresthill Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24800 Foresthill Road, Foresthill CA 95631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Foresthill School Bell (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Foresthill Protestant Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Foresthill General Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Compressed Air Engine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forest Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Yankee Jim's (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Josephine Mine Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Michigan Bluff (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Foresthill.
 
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St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
2. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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