Friday, July 13, 2012

The Old Bell Tower

Located just above the Rural Cemetery's main Lodge at the foot of the South Ridge is the old metal and wood bell tower. 

During the Cemetery's early years, this bell would be tolled for each arriving funeral but this practice was discontinued as the increasing number of burials made the ringing incessant and impractical.  Later, it was used to signal the beginning and end of the work day for the Cemetery's workers, but this practice also ended.

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