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Blue Rapids in Marshall County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Blue Rapids Station Bell

 
 
Blue Rapids Station Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2014
1. Blue Rapids Station Bell Marker
Inscription.  Ringing loudly at the City's first station, this fire bell was once used to call our firemen to duty. The bell was donated by Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Gellinger in memory of Jeff Wise, long time firefighter and employee of the City of Blue Rapids
 
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. 39° 40.992′ N, 96° 39.57′ W. Marker is in Blue Rapids, Kansas, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street (U.S. 77) and Main Street, on the left when traveling east on 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blue Rapids KS 66411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oldest Roundabout in Kansas (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Rapids Public Library (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Ice Age (about 600 feet away); Gigantic Glaciers (about 600 feet away); Oldest Rocks in Kansas
Blue Rapids Station Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2014
2. Blue Rapids Station Bell and Marker
(about 600 feet away); Historic Holm Cabin (about 700 feet away); Historical Baseball Game (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blue Rapids.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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