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. A new 14 room school, to house all grades from elementary through high school, was completed in 1917-18 atop "Monument Hill" at the east end of Center Street. Later school buildings followed over the
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.
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. Touch for map. Marker is on the northwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Kanab UT 84741, United States of America.
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); a different marker also named The Academy Bell (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Bob Hoy (within shouting distance of this marker); Ted Markland (within shouting distance of this marker); Don Collier (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Peggie Castle (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.)
Categories. • Education • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.