Kanab in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Academy Bell
By 1914 the Academy was overflowing with students eager to learn so some grades were held in other buildings such as the "Ward Hall" which can be seen on the left side of the photograph.
For many years after the Academy was torn down, the Bell was stored away, forgotten, then rediscovered. In 2004, as an Eagle Scout project, Landon Casebolt erected the pedestal on which the bell stands here for you to reflect on things that made this town what it is today.
Erected by Kanab Heritage and Preservation Board.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 37° 2.899′ N, 112° 31.728′ W. Marker is in Kanab, Utah, in Kane County. Marker is at the intersection of West Center Street and North Main Street, on the right when traveling west on West Center Street. Marker is on the northwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kanab UT 84741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Kanab Chapel (here, next to this marker); Kanab Public Square (here, next to this marker); Ted Markland (within shouting distance of this marker); Bob HoyDon Collier (within shouting distance of this marker); Linda Darnell (within shouting distance of this marker); Ken Curtis (within shouting distance of this marker); Sidney Poitier (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kanab.
Also see . . . History of Kanab. (Submitted on May 31, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.