Lyons, Kansas, Water Tower at Christmas
According to the Kansas Explorer Club, the tradition of the Lyons, KS, water tower bell goes all the way back to 1938 when courthouse custodian Oscar Laudick made a bell frame 40' in diameter to hang over the courthouse tower and topped it with a star.
This must have gone over very well, for in the early 1950s a new and larger version was built to go over the water tower. According to a representative of the Lyons water department, this year the tower turns on shortly after 5 p.m. and stays on all night.
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