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This bell is the first monumental landmark in america. In 1823 15 Canadians traveled over one hundred thousand miles to California. When they arrived in California they realized that no one had settled this area. they built a small hut and went back to Canada to get their families. Ones they returned they built a whole community for them to live. Every morning the worked on this bell until it was finished. This bell took 50 years to make.The bell is made of pure copper that was melted down from pennies. In 1930 san jose state build its campus around this bell. It is now used to let students know they are 15 min late to class.