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Shenandoah in Page County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Western Normal College Bell

 
 
Western Normal College Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2015
1. Western Normal College Bell Marker
Inscription.

After Shenandoah's Western Normal College burned for the second time in 1917 (the first fire was in 1891 when Henry Field was a student there) this bell was taken from the ashes of that fire and put atop Henry Field's "seedhouse" at 407 Sycamore Street in Shenandoah. It remained there until 1960 when, to facilitate repairs to that building the bell was removed and put in storage. In July 1975 it was enshrined here as a symbol of the history of Shenandoah and Henry Field's.
 
Location. 40° 45.938′ N, 95° 22.569′ W. Marker is in Shenandoah, Iowa, in Page County. Marker is on Railroad Street south of Sheridan Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker and bell are about 40 feet SW of the Everly Brothers home. Marker is in this post office area: Shenandoah IA 51601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Railroads and the Wabash Trace (within shouting distance of this marker); W. Eugene Lloyd (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodore Roosevelt Speech Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Everly Brothers Homecoming Concert (within shouting distance of this marker); Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy

Western Normal College Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2015
2. Western Normal College Bell and Marker
White frame Everly Brothers home visible at upper left distance
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pete Kuyper (about 300 feet away); Russell Gerdin (about 300 feet away); A Community of the Arts (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shenandoah.
 
Also see . . .
1. Western Normal College Postcard.
Bell apparently hung in the tower
(Submitted on August 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Henry Arms Field at Seedmen Hall of Fame. (Submitted on August 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Henry Field's Seed and Nursery Company. (Submitted on August 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EducationMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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