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Delta in Delta County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Robert E. Lee Steamboat Bell

 
 
Robert E. Lee Steamboat Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2020
1. Robert E. Lee Steamboat Bell and Marker
Inscription.  

This bell was used
on the Robert E. Lee
steamboat on the Mississippi
River between New Orleans and
Memphis, Tennessee after the
Civil War

 
Erected by Delta County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list.
 
Location. 38° 44.588′ N, 108° 4.202′ W. Marker is in Delta, Colorado, in Delta County. Marker is on 3rd Street east of Main Street (U.S. 50), on the left when traveling east. Marker is on the Delta County Museum grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 Meeker Street, Delta CO 81416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leslie J. Savage Big Bell Collection (here, next to this marker); Delta Jail - 1890 (here, next to this marker); Mangum Memorial Wind-Chime (here, next to this marker); Central School Bell (here, next to this marker); Site of Farmers and Merchants Bank
Robert E. Lee Steamboat Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2020
2. Robert E. Lee Steamboat Bell and Marker
At the bottom of the bell tower
(within shouting distance of this marker); Delta County Bank Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stockham Building (about 400 feet away); Presbyterian Church of Delta (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delta.
 
Regarding Robert E. Lee Steamboat Bell. Bell reads "Buckeye Bell Foundry 1895"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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