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Old 02-24-2008, 05:14 PM
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Default I know it's a little late....

...but I found this photo of a church in the woods that has some history behind it. What with it being Sunday, I thought you all might enjoy the image and the text that goes along with it.


Shiloh Baptist Church

Thirteen (13) miles north of Maidstone on Highway 21, a sign directs travellers to Shiloh Church. Three (3) miles east of Highway 21 and one and one half (1 1/2) miles north will bring you to the little log church. The original little log church was built about 1912 by black settlers who emigrated to the area from Oklahoma in 1910 and 1911 in search of a better life. It was their strong faith that prompted the building of this little place of worship. Perhaps it is fitting that the church, alone, remains as evidence of a once prominent settlement.

Crosses mark the graves of family members who rest there beneath the huge spruce trees. The fragile little church nestles beside a dense caragana hedge and a cluster of poplars, home of hundreds of birds each summer. Local people, realizing the importance of preserving this historical site, have worked together with the descendants of the original emigrants to maintain it.

The church, inside and out, is as it always was....even the benches. A plaque located near the church preserves the historical significance of the site which is visited each year by people from all over the world.

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