Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Grand Island in Hall County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Grand Island Public School Bell

 
 
Grand Island Public School Bell image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
1. Grand Island Public School Bell
Inscription.  

Grand Island Public School. Erected 1878.
I proclaim unceasing warfare against
ignorance, fanaticism and intolerance.

School Board, 1879
O A Abbott, Moderator
W H Platt, Director
H A Koenig, Treasurer
T J Hurford · C E Lykke · R C Jordan


Building Committee
Wm Anyan · John Wallich · B C Howard

VanDuzen & Tift Cincinnati
Buckeye Bell Foundry 1879

 
Erected 1878 by City of Grand Island.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list.
 
Location. 40° 55.301′ N, 98° 20.715′ W. Marker is in Grand Island, Nebraska, in Hall County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street (U.S. 30) and Cleburn Street, on the left when traveling east on 1st Street. Bell is in Pioneer Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Island NE 68801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Memorial Highway
Grand Island Public School Board on Bell image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
2. Grand Island Public School Board on Bell
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Dodge School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martin Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Federal Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War and Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort O. K. Cannon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hall County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Island.
 
Also see . . .  Grand Island School in The Pioneer Spirit. (Submitted on March 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Grand Island Public School Bldg Cmte on Bell image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
3. Grand Island Public School Bldg Cmte on Bell
Grand Island Public School Bell image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
4. Grand Island Public School Bell
Looking NNW across Pioneer Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2012. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on August 21, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
Oct. 1, 2020