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Placerville Fire Bell | by jimmywayne
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Placerville Fire Bell

Placerville, California

 

El Dorado High School was having their homecoming parade while I was in town.

The fire bell tower is a local landmark. After 3 fires in April, July and Augut of 1856 destroyed most of downtown, they locals decided they needed some type of alarm. The bell was ordered from England, cast in 1860 and installed in 1865--all for $380.00.

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Taken on October 17, 2008