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Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

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Date: Between 1862 and 1880

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 221051

Summary: The Beecher Bible and Rifle Church is the oldest community building in the Wabaunsee County. After two years of fundraising, construction began on a stone church that still stands today in Wabaunsee. The stone was hauled from nearby hilltop quarries. Women helped mix the mortar by hand, and the original shake shingles were made with crude hand tools. The church was dedicated in May 1862.

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Title (Main title): Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

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Holder of originals: Wabaunsee County Historical Society