Churches Of The Prairie 23

St. Boniface Catholic Church – 1907  Vincent, KS

Pearl of the Prairies

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Ebenezer Church – 1876   Clay County, KS

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Falun Lutheran Church – 1887   Falun, KS

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Grave Hunting

A while back I was up at a great Antique store visiting with the owner, talking about blogging and traveling around, she asked me if I knew about the website Find A Grave.  She said I really should look into it.  Here is a link to their site:  Find A Grave 

I signed up!!  Anyone can go on the site and request a photo of a grave, then you are sent an email notice that there has been a request.  If you want you can “claim” it and then you have a few days to go locate and photograph the grave.  Yesterday Wylie and I went to locate 2 graves.  These were burials from 1930’s so they were easier to locate than some older graves.  The site’s mobile app is great.  When you are out and about, it’s so easy to look up the nearby cemeteries to see if there are any requests for photos.

I just received my new Reba McIntyre album “Sing It Now:  Songs of Faith & Hope”  I can’t wait to go out hunting again with her hymns guiding us along!

This was not one of the graves we located, but I couldn’t pass up this beautiful monument.

Unmeasured Journeys recently posted some beautiful Angels.  You can view them here: Angels

TBT aka ThrowBack Thursday

February 2014

Beautiful amazing sunrise(s)

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Wylie stuck in a snow drift.  When his feet get cold, he sits and waits for me to come and pick him up.

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Churches Of The Prairie 21

Holy Cross Church – 1918  Pfeifer, KS

Construction started on the Church in 1915 and it was dedicated on May 3, 1918.  Known as the two-cent church, because families paid two cents for every bushel of wheat they produced to finance the construction.  They also donated their time for labor, quarrying and delivering the stone.

Coming into town from the north, the church’s gothic tower soars above the wheat fields.  The main tower is 165 feet tall, believed to be the tallest gothic spire in Kansas.

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In 1993 the Catholic diocese dissolved the parish.  The parishioners started the Holy Cross Charities, Inc a non-profit organization to preserve the majestic church.  Donations can be mailed to:

Holy Cross Charities, Inc.  PO Box 5  Pfeifer, KS  67660

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Back view of the church and school.

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Holy Cross Cemetery

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This area of Kansas was settled by  German speaking people from the Volga River area in southern Russia.  Iron crosses are part of their heritage.

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