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Historic Valdese Foundation Heritage Millennium Clock Tower

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
1. Historic Valdese Foundation Heritage Millennium Clock Tower Marker
Inscription. For the European Waldensian settlers of Valdese, a clock tower served as a landmark or beacon for a town's inhabitants. This landmark honors and memorializes all these founders, leaders, citizens and organizations who have greatly contributed to the development of Valdese. Special acknowledgment of educators who have molded our future can be found here as well as inside the Old Rock School on this campus.

Grateful appreciation is extended to those listed below for their substantial donations for this Clock Tower.

Clock Master Benefactors
Alba Waldensian, Inc. • Branch Banking & Trust • Burke Mills, Inc. • Walter G. & Varta B. Church • Albert Francis Garrou, Sr. • By G. Parks & Mary G. Sherrill • Griffin Contractors, Inc. • Antoine Grill, by Emanuel & Romilda P. Richard • In Memory of Feece & Eleanor Lambert, by Joyce, Delon, Maxie, Mary, Judy & Druey • W. Harold & Patricia M. Mitchell • Dr. & Mrs. Yates Shuford Palmer, Sr., by Yates S. Palmer Family • In Grateful Recognition of the Waldesian Settlers, by the Rostan Family Foundation • John P. & Naomi B. Rostan • John P. & Janice H. Rostan • James H. & Linda R. Rostan • Town of Valdese • In Memory of Maged Safadi, by Valdees Textiles Inc.

Watch Maker Patrons

In Honor Of:
Sam & Amy Brinkley • Brooks
Historic Valdese Foundation Heritage Millennium Clock Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
2. Historic Valdese Foundation Heritage Millennium Clock Tower Marker
& Radford Families • Employees of Mr. Roberts • Mildred Price Fletcher • The Leon E. Gulgou Family • Mr. & Mrs. Frank Pascal & Family • Mr. & Mrs. J. Stephen Perrou, Sr. • Teachers-Valdese Schools • Valdese High School-Class of 1950

Industries/Clubs/Foundations:
Burke Oil Co./Jack B. Quick • Carolinas Healthcare System • First Citizens Bank • First Union National Bank • Haworth Foundation, Inc. • Houston Hosiery Mills, Inc. • Le Phare Des Alpes • McDonald's of Valdese • Pilot Club of Valdese • Rock Drug Store • Botary Club of Valdese • Valdese American Legion Post 234 • Valdese General Hospital • Waldensian Heritage Wines

In Memory of:
Albert & Helen Long Bleynat • Jean-Plerre A. & Celestine Allie Dalmas • Doris C. & J. Edward Carrou • Mr. & Mrs. Ben Giraud • Henry F. & Cesarine J. Long • William Cameron Lowdermilk • Mr. & Mrs. Victor E. Micol, Sr. • Alma W. Morrow • Michael J. Morse • Marianne & Benjamin Pons • Charles L. & Aileen G. Smith • Gus & Lena P. Whisenant • Gleen Richard Zimmerman

Individuals:
Dr. & Mrs. Scott W. Baker • Chip & Tammy Black • Dr. & Brs. M.A. Bukharl • Phillip E. & June G. Church • Walter G. & Emily B. Church • Jeannette Leger Foster • Annette D. & Benjamin W. Garrow. Sr. • Mr. & Mrs. John L. W. Garrou • Mr. & Mrs. Louis W. Garrou • Alan & Lu Griffin • Jim & Mary-Louise
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3. Historic Valdese Foundation Heritage Millennium Clock Tower Marker
Hatley • Alan R. Jacks, M.D.P.A. • Emile M. & Phyillis G. Jacumin • Mr. & Mrs. Jim Jacumin • Walter Joe Jacumin, Sr. M.D. • Dr. & Mrs. E. Bruce Jones • Dr. & Mrs. Edgar W. Lane, Jr. • Dr. & Mrs. N. Rudolph Mauney, Jr. • Col. & Mrs. Victor E. Micol, Jr. • Mare & Merie Mitchell • Bobby David Nelson, Sr. • Mr. & Mrs. G. Parks Sherrill, III • Dr. & Mrs. John H. Sherrill • Mr. & Mrs. Francis Garrou Sherrill • Bonnie Deal Stephenson • Randy & Debra F. Young • Dr. & Mrs. Emmett R. White

Appreciation is also extended to the many others who have made contributions.
They are listed in a journal permanently displayed in the lobby of the Old Rock School.
Dedicated August 11, 2001
 
Erected 2001.
 
Location. 35° 44.662′ N, 81° 34.028′ W. Marker is in Valdese, North Carolina, in Burke County. Marker is on Main St. W. (U.S. 70). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valdese NC 28690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Waldensian Colony (approx. ¼ mile away); Waldenses (approx. 0.3 miles away); Valdese Centennial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rutherford College (approx.
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
4. Old Rock School
2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Rutherford College (approx. 2.4 miles away); Camp Vance (approx. 4½ miles away); Boughton Hospital (was approx. 6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Sam J. Ervin, Jr. (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valdese.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,103 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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