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Near Edwardsburg in Cass County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Schoolhouse Bell

 
 
Schoolhouse Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 21, 2013
1. Schoolhouse Bell Marker
Inscription. The District No. 5 bell was originally installed in 1875. The Bell was removed from the building in 1964, during remodeling, and sold to a local farmer. It was later sold to James Loop, who took it to his home in Wichita, Kansas. In 1996, the bell was purchased by Bill and Jean Hoffman and brought back to its original site.

The bell was cast at the Gould Mfg. Co. in Seneca Falls, New York in 1870, at a cost of $40. It weighs 390 pounds.
 
Erected 1998 by Mason Township and Bill & Jean Hoffman and Melvin & Shirley Stewart & Family.
 
Location. 41° 46.57′ N, 85° 53.864′ W. Marker is near Edwardsburg, Michigan, in Cass County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 12 and Kessington Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Mason Township Hall and Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17049 US12, Edwardsburg MI 49112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. District Schoolhouse (here, next to this marker); Trout Creek Cemetery (approx. 4.5 miles away in Indiana); Cathcart Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles away
Schoolhouse Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 21, 2013
2. Schoolhouse Bell Marker
in Indiana); Cathcart Memorial / Nicholson Memorial (approx. 5.5 miles away in Indiana); Graves et al v. Indiana (approx. 5.6 miles away in Indiana); Chain Lake Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); Trooper Richard T. Gaston, PE# 6679 (approx. 6.3 miles away in Indiana); The History of Boot Lake (approx. 6.4 miles away in Indiana).
 
Categories. Education
 
Schoolhouse Bell image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 21, 2013
3. Schoolhouse Bell
District No. 5 Schoolhouse and Bell image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 21, 2013
4. District No. 5 Schoolhouse and Bell
View to southwest
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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