Old Elko Fire Bell

Old Elko Fire Bell (HMQDR)

Location: Jean, NV 89019 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 46.65', W 115° 19.748'

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According to the early history of Elko, Nevada, this curfew and fire bell played a vital role for local citizenry. It often rang to signal disastrous fires, deaths of celebrities, and celebrations.

Harbinger of both good tidings and bad, the bell was cast by W. T. Garrett and Company of San Francisco in February, 1890. It is unique in that six hundred silver dollars were cast with the brass and bronze to give the bell a more beautiful tone. The six hundred dollars were collected by Elko citizens from local saloons, brothels, and gambling houses.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 651019 N 3960558
Decimal Degrees35.77750000, -115.32913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 46.65', W 115° 19.748'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 46' 39.00" N, 115° 19' 44.88" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Main St, Jean NV 89019, US
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