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Bell Towers
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To locate and waymark bell towers that are either still in use or dormant. Many towers have unique architecture and very useful in their design. Towers for this group MUST not be able to fall into either Static Displayed Bells or Carilions Waymarking groups.
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They stand tall around churches ,civic buildings or universities. They were and still are used to signify time, special events (weddings, funerals, etc..), civil defense and as fire alarms.
From the Wikipedia article, located bell tower
A bell tower (also belfry) is a tower which contains one or more bells, or which is designed to hold bells, even if it has none. In the European tradition, such a tower most commonly serves as part of a church and contains church bells. When attached to a city hall or other civic building, especially in continental Europe, it is often named "belfry". Elsewhere, the term "belfry" refers strictly to the part of the tower which contains the bells. Thus some bell towers have no belfry. The occasional free standing bell tower may also be referred to by its Italian name, campanile. Old bell towers may be kept for their historic or iconic value, though in countries with a strong campanological tradition they often continue to serve their original purposes as well.

Most communities have one. Some are plain and simple structures holding the bells. Some are ornate and have history behind them.
Whats yours like? We want to know. We want to see it and share its simple beauty or national history with all.
Instructions for Posting a Bell Towers Waymark:
At least 1 good quality photograph (2 or more preferred) and coordinates taken from GPS as close to tower as safely possible. Please recount any interesting history about the tower if possible. Add any other information you feel will make your waymark interesting so others desire to visit it.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please post an original picture of the tower taken while you were there. Please also record how you came to be at this tower and any other interesting information you learned about it while there.
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Image for Heights First Church Of The Nazarene - Albuquerque, New Mexicoview gallery

SESE48.3 km

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Bell TowersHeights First Church Of The Nazarene - Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Bell tower of the Heights First Church of the Nazarene in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kameniev

location: New Mexico

date approved: 10/18/2010

last visited: 10/19/2010

Image for San Felipe de Neri Church - Old Town, Albuquerque NM.view gallery

SS52.5 km

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Bell TowersSan Felipe de Neri Church - Old Town, Albuquerque NM.

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San Felipe de Neri Church - Also known as, San Francisco Xavier, San Felipe Apostol - A historic Catholic Church, constructed in 1793, one of the oldest surviving buildings in the City, located in Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: New Mexico

date approved: 05/10/2018

last visited: 10/30/2019

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SESE62.3 km

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Bell TowersSan Francisco de Asis Bell Tower- Golden, NM

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Wikipedia says 37 is population of Golden, but only 11 live in town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: New Mexico

date approved: 12/31/2019

last visited: never

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