Fortuna Jeweler Donates Clock Back to Its Old Trinidad Elementary School Home
Last month, the folks at Bartow’s Jewelry which has been in business in Fortuna since 1894returned an old clock to Trinidad Elementary School.
“The clock is a master than ran the classroom bell system and was mechanical and electric from around 1948,” explained Trish Foster, Bartow’s manager. “The clock was gifted to us a few years ago. We found out…that the person who gifted it to us was a 41-year employee of Trinidad School named Billie Haggard.”
Foster said that she and Lisa Barrote, the owner, had always planned on donating the clock back to the Trinidad school and last month, the time was right.
“We have recently moved locations to the corner of 11th and Main Street in Fortuna,” she explained. “We had to move [the clock] anyway.”
The clock is currently not working but Foster and Barrote have offered to donate their expertise to fix the old ticker if the school would like them to. “Then they should be able to hook it up to the system,” Foster said.