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      RonaKesselman
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      The General Grant Bell; the official bell of the American Bell Association International Inc., visited the home of Ulysses S. Grant on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 with ABA 2011-2012 President Rona Kesselman. The bell, which became the official bell of the organization in 1947 was donated by the family of Mrs. Edgar (Augusta) Littmann. Her father had been given the bell in about 1858 by then Captain Ulysses S. Grant as a memento for her father’s interaction with Grant while the family lived in St. Louis. When the family decided to move from St. Louis to Galena, Mrs. Littmann’s father was given the choice of several items as a memento and he chose the bell that had been used on Grant’s farm to call workers to meals.

      (stay tuned for more photos)

      Special Thanks to the docents of the Grant Home in Galena for allowing the General Grant Bell to be photographed throughout the downstairs of the home.
      http://www.granthome.com

    • #16961
      RonaKesselman
      Participant

      The ABA General Grant bell visits the Library of the Grant House, Galena, IL.

      Special Thanks to the docents of the Grant Home in Galena for allowing the General Grant Bell to be photographed throughout the downstairs of the home.
      http://www.granthome.com

    • #16962
      RonaKesselman
      Participant

      The ABA General Grant Bell resting on the piano in the living room of the Grant House

      Special Thanks to the docents of the Grant Home in Galena for allowing the General Grant Bell to be photographed throughout the downstairs of the home.
      http://www.granthome.com

    • #16960
      RonaKesselman
      Participant

      The ABA General Grant Bell sitting on the table in the dining room of the Grant House

      Special Thanks to the docents of the Grant Home in Galena for allowing the General Grant Bell to be photographed throughout the downstairs of the home.
      http://www.granthome.com

    • #16963
      Rita Walker
      Member

      Dear Rona, Thanks so much for taking us with you as you toured the General Grant homes. Previously I had only viewed the Galena house from the outside. I only wish Myra Littmann Cohen had a computer so that she could view these pictures also.:D Rita Walker

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