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First Church of Christ in Wabaunsee

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Creator: Kansas State Historical Society

Date: 1956

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2.W1 W.71 Con.Bee *10

Unit ID: 272

Summary: The First Church of Christ in Wabaunsee is also known as the Beecher Bible & Rifle Church, Wabaunsee, Kansas. It was built in 1862. The church was organized by members of the Connecticut Kansas Colony made up of free-state settlers. The famous abolitionist preacher Henry Ward Beecher and his congregation in the East contributed Sharps carbines and Bibles to the group.

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Title (Main title): First Church of Christ in Wabaunsee


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