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Astoria in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Uniontown Curfew Bell

 
 
Uniontown Curfew Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
1. Uniontown Curfew Bell Marker
Inscription.  City Ordinance 1891 "No minor permitted on the streets after 8 P.M. in winter, 9 P.M. in summer." This bell has hung in several locations in West Astoria since 1904 and was rung for many years to remind people of the curfew. In later years, it was run on patriotic occasions. Placed here on September 15, 1978 as a permanent memorial to Astoria's historic past.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 46° 11.316′ N, 123° 51.018′ W. Marker is in Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker can be reached from West Marine Drive (U.S. 30) near Melbourne Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 West Marine Drive, Astoria OR 97103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ghadar Party (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers Monument (about 700 feet away); The Butterfly Fleet (about 800 feet away); Site of Astoria's First Electric Generating Station
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Astoria Sesquicentennial (approx. half a mile away); Astoria & Warrenton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Captain Flavel Trees (approx. 0.7 miles away); Captain George Flavel Mansion (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Astoria.
 
More about this marker. The bell is located in front of Astoria Fire Station No. 2.
 
Uniontown Curfew Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
2. Uniontown Curfew Bell and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on March 9, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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