With the creation of each new design of a Frontier Bell, there also comes the challenge what it will be called.
Most often, the naming of the bell is the easy part due to the inspiration of the design itself. Regardless of the research method (articles, photos, etc.) once an idea is born, the name has already been decided. And the creativity flows from there.
As seen in this latest creation in the Frontier Bell Mission Series, this one is called "San Miguel".
Santa Fe’s "San Miguel Mission" was built between 1605 and 1608. The church was built by the Franciscan missionaries on the south of the Santa Fe River. The area of its location was known as the Barrio de Analco, the Aztec word meaning “the other side.” The San Miguel Mission is reputed to be the oldest church in the United States. In 1680 during the Pueblo Revolt the church was set ablaze but not completely destroyed. (Credit: Ana Pacheco and Wikipedia)
There truly is a "story" behind every design.