School Bell

School Bell (HM1B8P)

Location: Granite Falls, MN 56241 Yellow Medicine County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 48.222', W 95° 32.769'

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The first school building in east Granite Falls was a structure 20 by 30 feet and erected in 1873 at a cost of $1,500. The first teacher was C.E. Clark. Enrollment continued to grow and in the summer of 1879, a new school district was organized on the west side of the river.

After using the one-room school from 1873 to 1878, the district built a new school at a cost of $4,400. This school was built on a rocky rise between Elm Street and Granite Street.

It was in the late 1920's when the east side school was closed. One thing salvaged from the school was this bell, which has been the property of the Yellow Medicine County Historical Society for many years.

The bell sits on this rocky monument which was built by volunteer workers, George Swanson, K. Sorenson and Willis Johnson.
HM NumberHM1B8P
Historical Period19th Century, 20th Century
Historical PlaceOther, School
Marker TypeHistoric Object
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:50am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 298639 N 4964298
Decimal Degrees44.80370000, -95.54615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 48.222', W 95° 32.769'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 48' 13.3200" N, 95° 32' 46.1400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)320, 507
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4200 540th St, Granite Falls MN 56241, US
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