Our Town proud of historic timepiece

Published 06/10 2013 05:04PM

Updated 06/10 2013 05:36PM

PAXTON -- The history in Our Town Paxton keeps ticking. Its clock tower has been telling time since 1915. That's when a businessman bought it for a little more than $700. Currently, it's worth about $40,000.

To townspeople, it's one of the most important pieces of history. The bell weighs 360 pounds. All the tools which keep it running were moved to council chambers with wiring running through the ceiling to the bell.

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