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New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Original New Iberia Fire Bell

 
 
The Original New Iberia Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
October 7, 2016
1. The Original New Iberia Fire Bell Marker
Inscription.  First hung at Fire Engine Company No. 1, Vine and Main Streets, circa 1868, this bell was moved to the Fire Station—City Hall—Central Market erected 1898 on Main. About 1900 the Bernard Blacksmith Shop, later the A.M. Bernard Wagon Works, acquired the bell and rang it at noon and to begin and end the working day.
 
Erected 1982 by Dr. & Mrs. Carroll D.C. Bernard.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkCommunicationsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list.
 
Location. 30° 0.177′ N, 91° 48.804′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street (State Highway 182) and Civic Center Circle, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 445 E Main Street, New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Becoming New Iberia (a few steps from this marker); Frédéric Henri Duperier
The Original New Iberia Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
October 7, 2016
2. The Original New Iberia Fire Bell Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Félicité (a few steps from this marker); Saint Peter's College (a few steps from this marker); New Iberia (within shouting distance of this marker); Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Larned Gates (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Weeks' Grove (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Iberia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2016. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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