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In 1907, complaints arose locally about the church bell at the “Polish colony.” As observed in the Orleans Republican, it is clear that the publisher of the Orleans American took issue with the frequent ringing of the bell. The November 20, 1907 issue of the paper published an article entitled “The Angelus Bell; A beautiful custom, general in foreign lands, observed by the Poles,” which opened with “Will the Orleans American be good enough to tell its correspondent to stop chattering against the ringing of the church bells?”
County of Orleans
Orleans County, Village of Albion, St. Mary's Assumption Church, Polish Immigrants
Public History | United States History
Ballard, Matthew R., "The Angelus Bell" (2018). Pioneer Record. 86.