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Near Elcho in Langlade County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Tolling Bell

 
 
Tolling Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
1. Tolling Bell Marker
Inscription.  This tolling bell originally hung on a dam near Prairie du Sac, WI. and was manned by "Cap" Dinsmore, (father of Lee Dinsmore) during World War II to warn against flooding or sabotage. It has been donated to our cemetery by Lee and Perk Dinsmore to be used to toll the arrival of the deceased into our community cemetery.

Christmas 2006

 
Erected 2006.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list.
 
Location. 45° 26.125′ N, 89° 10.259′ W. Marker is near Elcho, Wisconsin, in Langlade County. Marker can be reached from County Highway K 0.6 miles east of Antigo Street (U.S. 45), on the left when traveling east. The marker is in Elcho Community Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elcho WI 54428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mecikalski Stovewood Building (approx. 7 miles away); Langlade County Forest
Tolling Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
2. Tolling Bell and Marker
(approx. 8.1 miles away); Battle of Mole Lake (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. About the bell
The name on the yoke (C.S. Bell) indicates that this bell was made between 1875 and 1882. The size number (2) indicates that it was originally supported on a fork to be mounted on a post.
    — Submitted August 27, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri.
 
Tolling Bell image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
3. Tolling Bell
Elcho Community Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
4. Elcho Community Cemetery
The marker can be seen in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 25, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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