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Alarm Bell of the "Sixties"

Alarm Bell of the Sixties Placerville California
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Stock #: 355205
Type: Postcard
Era: Real Photo
City: Placerville
State: California (CA)
County: El Dorado
Publisher: Frasher's Inc.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Cast by Naylor-Vickers & Co., Sheffield, England, in 1860. Brougth around the horn to San Francisco, thence to Placerville, arriving in April 1865. It was first used April 19, 1865, when it tolled at the time funeral services were held throughout the nation for our martyred President, Abraham Lincoln. The Bell is cast steel, weighing 740 lbs. The clapper alone weighs 90 pounds
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