The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 16, 1938 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 16, 1938
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11 Church Denominations Existed in Iowa in 1838 The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, Aug. 16,1938 At the Urtfjftf its creation, July *L 18M !J"flL*»ifrttorjr had no less than 100 dWertint religious organ, izatlona, representing at least eleven denominations. Th« first ordinances of Christianity were performed on Iowa soil by the missionaries Marquette in 1673 and Henneptn in 1680, during explorations of the' Mississippi river. No effort to establish churches was made by either tlw French or Spanish, and it was until 1828 that three Cetholic missionaries sought out the illegal settlers around the "Mines of Spain" at Dubuque. Three years later they were followed by the Aratus Kent, a Presbyterian minister. Inasmuch as the miners were perldolcally expelled by United States soldiers, there was no opportunity to found a permanent church. When eastern Iowa was officially opened for settlement on June 1 1833, immigrants by the hundred? swarmed into the lead mining district. With them came the Kev F J. McMahon, Catholic priest from Galena, HI., who celebrated Mass In the cabin of Patrick Qulgley, At about the same time the Rev. Mr. Kent returned to the Iowa flaw, where he preached the first Protestant sermon in July or August, 1833. Methodist Servcle in Tavern Meanwhlje, the Rev. Peter Cartwright, flew Ttathodist evangelist, extended th4 Blmois conference of his church to include a "Galena and Dubke mission." As a result of Cartwrlght's action, Barton Randle held the first Methodist service In a Dubuque tavern on November 8, 1833. Five miles north of Dubuqife he preached In a pool hall, using a billiard table for a pulpit. In October, 1834, Elder John Logan organized the "first Baptist church In all the continent north of the Missouri state line and west of the Mississippi river," on Long Creek, twenty miles west of Burlington. The Iowa Baptist Association was begun there In 1839, and as the Danville Baptist church this pioneer enterprise still survives in 1938. During the summer of 1835. Isaac Pigeon, a North Carolina Quaker, joined two Indiana Friends in lay- Ing out the town of Salem, In Henry county. In lieu of a surveyor's chain they used a long grape-vine r WHAT A BIO DIFFERENCE A FEW YEARS WILL MAKE —Here is a graduating class from the Algona high school of about 1929 or 1930. Note the snappy styles of a mere eight years ago. We make no attempt to identify the class Itself, which will probably save us from being chased down dark alle.vs. However, close scrutiny will show many of the graduates who are today in business firms in this community. 1 During the Past Ten and one half-years we have endeavored to contribute pur part to community progress BY PROVIDING^ SAFE DEPOSITORY FOR_PEOPLE OF THIS COMMUNITY. BYG1VING AMPL^CREDITWITHIN THE BOUNDS ^ AGEMENT, AND WITHOUT OVER-EXPANSION. We join In extending a most sincere invitation to observe the Iowa Centennial Year at March of Progress Days, August 17-13. The officers and employees of this bank invite you to stop In and say "Hello" on this occasion or at any other time. A Growing County Celebrates We join in the jronoral happiness nnd joy—in 100 successful Iowa Years an'l look forward to 100 more tine vears. And Energy In 1938 Is A Call For WHEN THE MILWAUKEE RAILROAD came to Algona, in 1870. this is the way State street looked. The above picture is of the south side of the street, looking: east, from approximately where the present old postoffice building stands. Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. owa State Bank ALGOXA, IOWA R. If. Miller President H. L. Gilmore, Cashier F. L. McMalion, Aunt Cashier KK8X^ac«ECiacaK«^^ :o fix the bounds of their settlement. [ A year later these ardent free soil, men were confronted with slavery, j the same problem they had left the ! South to escape. One family brought with them an aged Negro slave, whereupon the Quakers reminded them that bondage was Illegal in Iowa. The owners solved the problem by trading their colored chattel for an old horse and some merchandise. From that time forward Salem was a spearhead of the anti-slavery movement, and an important station on the "Underground Railway." No fugitive sheltered in Salem was, ever returned to serv- iude. "Abstain Frdfh Sin" Congregationalism established itself west of the Mississippi In the spring of 1838, when four New England families located at the future site of Denmark, in Lee county. Two years later they were joined by "Father" Asa Turner, who served as their pastor for more than three decades. Thirty-two charter members of the congregation bound I themselves "to a total abstinence j from all intoxicants, a maintenance of family worship, a support of the church and of Sabbath observances, and a pledge to refrain from all vice and sinful amusements." Hospital Service In Step With The Times .... and the needs of it's patients! General Hospital is accredited by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and approved by the American Osteopathic Hospital Association and the Iowa Society of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. e surgical department consists of two operating rooms. One on the first floor and one on the second floor. They are equipped with every surgical convenience. Ob«t«trical—The obstetrical department is equipped with all modern facilities for the care of mother and baby. Babies are cared for in a modern, sanitary nursery. Laboratory — Immediate microscopic examinations of bloou specimens, serological specimens and chemical examinations are performed by a competent laboratory technician. X-ltuy—Radiographic and fluoroscoplc equipment for diagnostic purposes. Radium is ttlso available for cases requiring thu treatment. Short wave diathermy therapy is also a part of the department. Emergency Room—On the first floor of the hospital near the X-Ray room, is our emergency room equipped for first aid treatment in all types of emergency cases. Osteopathy—Osteopathic treatments are given to all post operative cases, when indicated. These treatments aid greatly to the comfort of the patient and shortens the period of convalescence. froctolojji—A specially trained proctologist has charge of this department. Patients suffering from rectal diseases are treated by surgery or by ambulant methods as the cuse may require. Air Cooling System—This hospital has a modern air cooling system, whereby forced air keeps all rooms cool and comfortable for patients even oti the hottest days. General Hospital AUiONA, IOWA Burlington rose to new prominence by being made the temporary capital of Wisconsin Territory, which was created in 1836 and included the Iowa country. During that year Dr. William Ross led the campaign which resulted in thj building of "Old Zion" Methodist church. This is the only church that ever served ns the capitol of two different states (Wisconsin and Iowa) during their territorial periods. It also housed the territorial executive offices and sessions of the supreme court. Dr. Ross personally contributed more than $6,000 to the building fund, and sacrificed his own home to meet unpaid bills. On the fiwt Sunday In July, 1838. the Initial organization of the Disciples of Christ was perfected on Lost Creek by Elder David R. Chance, who served In both the Wisconsin and Iowa territorial assemblies'. These Disciples forbade dnncing, fighting, swearing, drunkenness, and absence from worship more than three months without adequate excuse. Their minister.* were "farmer preachers", so divided their time between tilling the soil and preaching thn gospel. Thought Io\vu Hcatlii-n fjind As late as 1837 Iowa was still not looked upon os a fertile field for sperading the faith. In that year Adam Ritchie was reproved by his Presbyterian pastor in Warren county, Illinois, for "leaving your church and its communion and going away to live and die among thu heathen, for the gospel will never cross the Mississippi." None the less, Ritchie sowed the seed foe what is now the United Presbyterian church. The most important event In the church history of Iowa during 1837 too place at distant Rome. On July 23 Pope Cegory XVI created the diocese of Dubuque. embracing "that part of Wisconsin Territory between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers,", or, in other words, all of Iowa, most of Minnesota, and parts of both Dakotas. As bishop of this vast field the pope assigned the Very Reverend Matthias Ko^s. a native of France, whose f.ither and uncles, had been guillotined during- the revolution. Bishop Loras did not actually assume his dutii-j at Dubuque until April 19, 18,'i'J. The path of the pioneer preacher was never easy. The first services at Bellevue, Jackson county, were held in the bar room of a hotel where One landlord .stopped the drinking nnd giimblinx long enou/rli for a sermon to he preached. Two years later tiiis hotel was the .scene of a pitched battle between vigilantes and the famous "prairie bandits" who made the tavern ther rendezvous. In the sti-u-.vtle the obliging landlord was killed. AIRPLANE VIEW OP dTP taken 10 years ago, at the time of the Diamond Jubilee celebration. Judging from the notation on the cut, Harry Nolle must have been up in the sky with a camera. Did you know —That the stain capital was once located, and lota sold ns high as $300 an acre, on a site that is now a cornfield? Did you know—That a state of pure anarchy existed from 1821 to 1834 In what Is now the state oi Iowa? • FOR HEALTH DRINK MILK If you haven't tried Brown's Milk already, try it now by phoning 3F31 and have one of our delivery men call at your door. You'll be surprised at the difference you will find in this better milk. MILK—THE ENERGY FOOD Hero is the perfect milk for baby and the whole family, milk that's richer. ]nirer and fresher. It has a better flavor that children and grown-ups prefer too. We MaUo nnd Deliver Chocolate Milk Orange Drink Aftk for Them! Pasteurized, Guernsey Milk and Cream T. B. and B. D. Tested BROWN'S DAIRY Phone 3F31 For Richer Milk and Cream Highway 18 in 'Big Snow 9 of January 1936 "LET'S DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT" How many families find themselves saying that, when the humdrum of existence is fairly crying for a chance, for a little more pleasure, arid for an escape from the usual round of family house and kitchen woik. When that feeling strikes, we suggest that you let us take over your' cares -let the Hotel Algona .lining room, or the cool, comfortable Pine Hoom, bring you the needed food and refreshment, economically, restfully, and pleasantly. When you are in Algona for the March of Progress Centennial Uayo celebration, we invite you to make this spot your headquarters -and you'll find our food and beveiagt-s JUST WHAT VOU WANT. Come in as you are! You're always Welcome! Hotel Algona The Pine Room "Tht- Mui-t- ThutS DiiUiviH" Here Are Reason* Why lot*am Are Hap 1—lute* pin.liu* unit tali* BELIEVERS/I

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