The Belleville News-Democrat’s article about the historic McKendree bell was very entertaining and informative. Very well written.
But, as the bell traveled from Spain to Florida, New Mexico, Missouri and Illinois, the article says that the bell was recast in the 14th century and again in the 19th century. If so, is the bell really the bell cast in Spain? Or is it just a bell that looks like the bell cast in the 9th century. The bell seems to be practically brand new and just over over 150 years old.
David J. Busse, Maryville