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Eric Sloane and the Ringing of Bells on Independence Day

July 20, 2012 |  by  |  No Comments

Celebrating Independence Day, Eric Sloane style.  Eric and wife Ruth began a campaign to re-establish the ringing of bells as a July 4th tradition.  Not content with hand bells, we dusted off two very large locomotive bells – at right, a civil war era beauty and at left, a cast bronze example from a early 20th century Pennsylvania Railroad K-4.  When Edith and her friend commenced to ringing these, you could hear them ring for miles around.  What a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of our nation….