Original Congregational Church Grass Valley, California

Original Congregational Church Grass Valley, California
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Stock #: 770881
Type: Postcard
Era: Real Photo
City: Grass Valley
State: California (CA)
County: Nevada
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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This pioneer church was built by the contributions of miners and others in 1853 and dedicated Oct. 16 of that year by Rev. J. G. Hale, Pastor. A "Womens Temperance Union" was organized in this church, March 25, 1874; Mrs. A. B. Dibble, President, Mrs. D. J. Spencer, Sec'y., adopting for its motto "In God We Trust" and instituting the same methods of work still in use. After the organization of the National Women's Christian Temperance Union its name and constitution were amended to conform to the National Union. This is believed to be the first W. C. T. U. organized.
From the Darlene Thorne Collection