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32 is only inscription on exterior of bell



2013-01-22 - 350 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
ColumbiaMagazine.com's story about the bell from the old Columbia Graded & High School has been one of the most commented on pieces of the past week, but most of the information received has been about the man associated with the bell, the beloved custodian of the school, Joe Taylor, Sr. There is little to go on, at present about the origins of the bell: What foundry cast it, when it was installed above the balcony area of the school auditorium. And, to add to the mystery, the only inscription on the exterior is the number 32, apparently the height in inches of the massive bell. Adair County School District Maintenance Director says the giant nuts at the top of the photo are hand made. Any information will be appreciated. - EW

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