Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Bell Is Here

The Daily Register, April 2, 1903

Washington County's New Bell Arrived This Morning.

The new bell for the Washington County Court House reached Marietta this morning, and has attracted a good deal of attention at the Pennsylvania depot.  It is an immense bell, the largest in the city by 1,000 pounds, and will no doubt be of a musical tone and very loud.  The brief inscription on the bell is "Honest John, 1788-1903."  The bell will be hoisted to its permanent abode soon.  The fine clock has been shipped and there is every reason to believe that the clock and bell will be in operation not later than April 15th.

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