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Provo in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Provo's Liberty Bell

 
 
Provo's Liberty Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. Provo's Liberty Bell Marker
Inscription.  This ship's bell is from the valiant USS Wasatch, flagship of the Seventh Fleet under Admiral Thomas C. Kincaid. the ship is famous for its outstanding service in the South Pacific during World War II.
Official Navy records state that during the Battle of Leyte, "Admiral Kincaid's flagship was the hub around which the sea, land, and air campaign raged."
Through the efforts of U.S. Senator Wallace F. Bennett, the ship's bell was obtained for the Provo July Fourth Celebration, Inc., a civic group which organized Provo's Independence Day activities from 1939 to 1952.
As a patriotic monument, the bell was presented by this group to the people of Provo and the Wasatch Front on July 4, 1972.
 
Erected 1972 by Provo July Fourth Celebration, Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
 
Location. 40° 14.006′ N, 111° 39.877′ W. Marker is in Provo
Provo's Liberty Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
2. Provo's Liberty Bell Marker
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, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on West Center Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 351 West Center Street, Provo UT 84601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brigham Young Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Old Provo High School (about 400 feet away); The Octogon House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 110-120 West Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); 104 West Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Provo Woolen Mills (approx. ¼ mile away); A Place of Gathering (approx. ¼ mile away); The Knight Block (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Provo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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