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The design of these mission bells that hang from a shepherd hook came from Mrs. A.S.C. Forbes who owned the California Bell Company in Saratoga. The first marker was installed on August 15, 1906 at the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles, also know as the Plaza Church near Union Depot in Los Angeles. Bells were then installed in front of all of the California Missions and eventually 100s were placed along The Kings Highway, primarily Highway 101 that links most of the missions. Those bells, and these bells, are inscribed, "El Camino Real 1769-1906." Pictured are three separate sizes and makers of the sourvenir bells sold primarily at the mission gift shops. The medium sized bell was manufactured by the California Bell Company (only from 1914 to 1955) and this one is likely from the 1920s based on similar known versions. The small and large bells are post 1955.


Displayed price is for the small bell. Selecting the other bells will display their price.


El Camino Real Souvenir Mission Bell Post Markers

  • All bells are in excellent used condition. There is no damage beyond normal wear. Please see photos for exact condition.

  • Small 7" tall

    Medium 9" tall

    Large 11" tall

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