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Leslie J. Savage Big Bell Collection

 
 
Leslie J. Savage Big Bell Collection Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2020
1. Leslie J. Savage Big Bell Collection Marker
Inscription.  

Born: Arkansas May 18, 1883 To Crawford, Colorado, March 19, 1916
Died: January 22, 1969
Married: Sallie L Noble, Oct 10 1906
Three daughters: Annie Laura, Martha, Leslie Janie

Several abiding interests formed the structure of
Leslie J Savage's life: his family, him community - the
making and keeping of significant friendships all over
the United States -- and his bells.

Banker - Businessman - Community Developer

Special Projects
☆ Black Mesa Highway 92
☆ Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument
☆ Crawford Reservoir - Smith Fork Irrigation Project
☆ Fruitland Mesa Project
☆ Board of Trustees for the State Colleges


 
Erected by Delta County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list.
 
Location. 38° 44.588′ N, 108° 
Leslie J. Savage Big Bell Collection and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2020
2. Leslie J. Savage Big Bell Collection and Marker
Marker is on the shorter bell tower
4.2′ 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. Robert E. Lee Steamboat Bell (here, next to this marker); Delta Jail - 1890 (a few steps from this marker); Mangum Memorial Wind-Chime (a few steps from this marker); Central School Bell (a few steps from this marker); Site of Farmers and Merchants Bank (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 Leslie J. Savage Big Bell Collection. There is historical information on the marker about Savage's public service, but no historical information provided about the bells that were part of his personal collection.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Leslie J. Savage at Savage Library, Western Colorado University. (Submitted on November 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
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 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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