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Glance at the Past - Fire Bell

Learn the story of the fire bell, now standing in front of the Grand Rapids Public Museum, which originally called the city's volunteer firefighters for its first ten years and has had several homes since created in 1878.
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This bell still stands at the entrance of Grand Rapids Public Museum. Learn about its rich history with Grand Rapids Fire Department on this episode of Glance at the Past!

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