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Columbus in Platte County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Columbus Quincentenary Belltower

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
1. The Columbus Quincentenary Belltower Marker
Inscription.

In 1492 Christopher Columbus,
his crew and three ships, the
Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria
set sail from Spain
to the New World.
That voyage is depicted
in the scene above as
we pay tribute to the man,
the voyage and the
community namesake.

Dedicated April 25, 1992
In Commemoration of
Christopher Columbus' Voyage
And to Celebrate the
History of Our Community

Bells Contributed from the Collection of
Leonard T. Fleisher

Original Belltower Design by
Craig Dunham


 
Erected 1992 by Columbus Community Foundation, Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 41° 25.363′ N, 97° 22.13′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Nebraska, in Platte County. Marker is on 33rd Avenue (U.S. 30/81) near 7th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker and Belltower are in Pawnee Park. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NE 68601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Branch, Oregon Trail (a few steps from this marker); United Methodist Church Bell (within shouting distance of this
The Columbus Quincentenary Belltower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
2. The Columbus Quincentenary Belltower Marker
marker); St. Michael's Catholic Church Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named United Methodist Church Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacred Heart Catholic Church Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's Catholic Church Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Bernard Catholic Church Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named St. Bernard Catholic Church Bell (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
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The Columbus Quincentenary Belltower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
3. The Columbus Quincentenary Belltower Marker
The Columbus Quincentenary Belltower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
4. The Columbus Quincentenary Belltower Marker
The Columbus Quincentenary Belltower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
5. The Columbus Quincentenary Belltower Marker
The Columbus Quincentenary Belltower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
6. The Columbus Quincentenary Belltower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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