The Clay County Courthouse is spotlighting the work of a retired MSUM cabinet-maker. A wooden replica of the famed Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is now on display in the entryway of the courthouse.
It was hand-crafted in Oak by Ordean Swenson and was the centerpiece of the University's 4th of July celebration in 2006.
The replica weighs about 12-hundred pounds, is three feet tall, and measures 12 feet at its widest. It's composed of more than 200 pieces of oak glued together.
Ordean Swenson the bell maker told Valley News Live "I think that people should be proud of our country and the items that are on display and that we live in the best country on this earth, as far as I'm concerned."
You can check out the Liberty Bell at the Clay County Courthouse weekdays during the Courthouse hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will be on display for two years.