In Commemoration of the College of Emporia
1882 - 1974
This memorial was gratefully presented
to the City of Emporia, Kansas
by the C of E Alumni Association 1984
The bell hung in Stuart Hall, the first
building on the campus. After Stuart Hall
burned, the bell was mounted on a stone
memorial on the campus. For 50 years it
symbolized the dedication, love, and
loyalty the faculty and students held for C of E.
The Bell from
Destroyed Dec. 21, 1915
Classes of 1925 and 1928
[On the bell]
Major Calvin Hood
College of Emporia
September 1st. A.D. 1886.
Requiem [for the Bell]
Hear me, O Lord
Wrought and rung by loving hands
my peal was heard in far off lands
till we were touched by tragedy,
brought down by catastrophe
silence cloaked my destiny.
Saved by grads for all to see
proud I am now to be
their symbol for a century
of faith and service and loyalty
to the fighting spirit of C. of E.
When one day I cannot hear
voices of my grads so dear
though no longer heard from
shore to shore
I would toll for each once
then stand here in silence evermore.
Walt Newland A59
Erected 1984 by College of Emporia Alumni Association.
Location. 38° 24.321′ N, 96° 10.69′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Kansas, in Lyon County. Marker is on 6th Avenue (U.S. 50), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker and bell are near the entrance to the Emporia Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 East 6th Avenue, Emporia KS 66801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. College of Emporia World Wars Memorial (here, next to this marker); Emporia Free Library (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. Preston B. Plumb House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the "Kanzas News" (about 500 feet away); Kress Building (about 600 feet away); Emporia (about 700 feet away); William Allen White (approx. 0.2 miles away); White Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Emporia.
Also see . . .
1. A Timeline of Emporia State's History. (Submitted on January 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. College of Emporia History & Time Line. 1877 - The Reverend Robert Overstreet, chairman of the (Submitted on February 1, 2015.)
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