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[*] posted on 10/28/2013 at 15:48
Fort Ross Article in Journal 161


In the latest Journal (Fall 2013, #161), image 18 on page 8 is of a cover made to honor Fort Ross. It reads "Sequicentennial" (sic). Are there any that spell the word correctly, or is this how they all came out?

Also, does anyone know what the words were that were on the large bell that got melted in a fire? The article does not tell us.
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[*] posted on 11/21/2013 at 15:33


I've got two covers like that and both read "Sequicentennial". I'm pretty sure that they all do. As for the inscription on the original bell: "Cast in the St. Petersburg factory of Master Merchant Michael Maranov Stukolkin" there is no date. This information about the inscription, photocopied from p. 3 of a Fort Ross pamphlet acquired in 1963, was provided to me by one of our members after he read the Rossica article. Thanks, and glad to pass it on!
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[*] posted on 11/22/2013 at 07:35


Thanks for the information, Nik.
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