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Fifty years ago this summer, scaffolding was erected in the courthouse tower to remove its iconic clocktower.

Courthouse tower came down 50 years ago

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For more than 70 years, citizens of Monmouth could set their watches by the tolling of the bell in the courthouse clock.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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