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Ponca City Bell - Ponca City, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 36° 42.192 W 097° 04.709
14S E 671640 N 4063668
Quick Description: This bell, and marker, is located in Centennial Plaza in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2018 2:47:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMZM4V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of marker: Kay County
Location of marker: S. 5th St. & E. Grand Ave., Centennial Plaza (City Hall Grounds), Ponca City
Dedication: May 5, 2009
Erected by: Long List, see Photo in Gallery

Marker Text:
The Ponca City firehouse bell, originally purchased in 1900 from the C.S. Bell Co. of Hillsboro, Ohio, was placed in the belfry of the first firehouse/city hall at Grand Avenue & 6th Street. In 1927, during the modernization of Ponca City, the building was torn down and the bell was donated to the Braden community school, east of Ponca City. In 1999, through efforts of volunteers, the Braden community returned the bell to the City of Ponca City and its fire fighters.

On January 1, 2000 the bell was temporarily placed in front of City Hall and the #1 Fire Station, near its original home, for a ceremonial ringing, signaling the beginning of the Millennium in Ponca City.

Today the bell sits in a place of honor, remembering and celebrating our fire fighters as a symbol of unity and gathering of community spirit.

May 5, 2009

County: Kay County

Record Address::
516 E. Grand Avenue
Ponca City, OK USA
74601


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Date Erected: May 5, 2009

Sponsor (Who put it there): Long List see photo in gallery

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