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Foresthill in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell

 
 
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
1. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell Marker
Inscription.  Cast in Sheffield by Naylor Vickers and Co. -1859 – E. Riepe’s Patent no 1027, arrived in Boston 1862 then shipped around the Horn to San Francisco via boat to Sacramento and by six horse team to Forest Hill. Miners raised $3,500 to pay for it and christened it “Bell of St. Joseph.” Church burned 1952. Monument erected 1958.
 
Erected 1958 by Placer County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list.
 
Location. 39° 1.296′ N, 120° 48.634′ W. Marker is in Foresthill, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Foresthill Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24800 Foresthill Road, Foresthill CA 95631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Foresthill School Bell (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Foresthill Protestant Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Foresthill General Store (approx. 0.3 miles away);
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
2. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell Marker
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Compressed Air Engine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forest Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Yankee Jim's (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Mining Ditch (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Josephine Mine Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foresthill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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