2009-02-05 / Entertainment

Historical Society News

After being out of print for several years, the Fulton County Historical Society has reprinted Volume 6 - "Silversmiths and Clockmakers of Fulton County" - written by John Nelson in 1984 as part of the society's annual book series for members. The reprint by Fulton County News contains everything in the original plus two pages of new information on Wells Valley silversmith Bancroft Woodcock and his 1817 burial site on the Bill Mosebey farm, along with a new photo on the title page showing coin silver spoons made by Woodcock for Elizabeth (Mrs. Baltzer) Swartz of Wells Valley.

Shown on the cover is a photo of an astronomical clock with 100 moving figures and characters. The clock was made by Robert H. Sipes, born in Fulton County in 1845. He moved to Indiana about 1870 where he finished this clock in 1883. Efforts to find the clock today have been unsuccessful.

The 32-page book is available in McConnellsburg for $5 at Fulton Antiques, Fulton County Library, treasurer's office at the Fulton County Courthouse, and Summer Thyme Floral on Lincoln Way West. Mailed copies are $6, including postage.

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