Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on July 30, 1957 · Page 12
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July 30, 1957

Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 12

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» LITTLE BROWN CHURCH . . . Nestled In a setting of trees two miles northeast of Nashua is the internationally known Little Brown Church in the Vale. The shrine has been the scene of 35,000 weddings since it was foundcd-Jn 1855. 7,000 Weddings a Year at Iowa's Fabled little Brown Church' IOWA BECKONS-No. 183— CHARLES CITY w-The' internationally known Little Brown Church in the Vale, located 13 miles southeast of here, attracts mora than 100,000 visitors each yf.nr. The shrine, nestled in a setting of trees near Nashua, has been the scene of some 40,000 weddings since it was founded on Nov. 4, 1855. Now it averages 1,000 weddings a year. Annual Celebration The church was made famous by the song, "The Little Brown Church in the Vale", written 100 years ago by Dr. William S. Pitts. The church will have its annual Celebration of Marriage Service, when all couples married at the shrine are invited to return, this coming Sunday—Aug. 4. The tiny church, which seats only 125 persons was organized as the First Congregational church of Bradford, a pipneer village which no longer exists. In 1859, there was no church building and the congregation worshipped in a log house, a lawyer's office, a hotel dining room, a school house and an abandoned store with no doors or windows. The members of the church were few in number and poor but they were inspired by their young pastor, the Rev. John K. Nutting, to build a church. A "bee" was called to quarry rock for the foundation which was laid and ready for the frame when the Civil War broke out; Work on the church was discontinued until 1862. The bnilding was dedicated on Dec. 29, 1864. The bell in the church tower was cast in the Meneely Bell Foundry at Troyi N.Y. Each couple married at the church start "pulling together" by ringing the bell immediately after the ceremony. Song Preceded Building The cnurch's song preceded the building by several years. The song was inspired by the site on which the church later was erected. P'itts, who was 27, lived m Union, Wis., and was courting a young woman from Fredericksburg not far from Bradford* In 1857, he was traveling to Fredericksburg to see his • future wife when the stagecoach stopped at Bradford for a change of horses. Pittsjsaw the spot in the^ale. 12 Timet Herald, Carroll, Iowa Tuesday, July 30, 1957 It inspired him. The site had been presented to the congregation for a church—but Pitts didn't know this. ... Later, back In Wisconsin, he wrote "The Little Brown Church in the Vale." The song first was sung publicly at the church's dedication and became the church's official song. The story goes that the church was'painted brown because that was the cheapest color of paint that could be purchased., The Rev., Glenn L. JJtterback, the present pastor, has performed more than 25,000 weddings--5,000 of them in the Little Brown Church.' The Little Brown Church in the Vale has progressed far from its building struggles during the Civil War. The church now lists 150 members. Rose Plum Visits Minnesota Relatives (Time* Herald News Service) SCRANTON — Rose Plum left Sunday for Sioux City and went on to Lake Benton, Minn., to visit her brother and sister. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Anderson and Larry of Swea City and Richard Anderson were Sunday dinner guests at the Kenneth Anderson home. Mr. and Mrs. Thayer Derby and David of Collins were Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Bair. Mrs. Mary Boyd spent Monday and Tuesday in Des Moines. She accompanied Mrs. Rose Kidus, who is serving on jury duty. Mrs. Warren Duff attended a family picnic Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Cain in Eldroa. Mr. and Mrs. Cain's 24th wedding anniversary was celebrated. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Duff and Charles, Chester Cain and daughter, Ethel, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cain, Mason City; and Mrs. Herbert Cain and daughter, Grace, Des Moines. Mrs. M. J. Summy of Ames, mother of Mrs. V. G. Deardorff, passed away Friday. The funeral was held Monday. DOG-GONE GOOD BUYS! Laces, Notions, Trimmings, Etc. We're dumping these on 'a table In front of the store. To tell the truth, some of this stuff would look better on your dog's sweater than on you ... but for this price you can afford to look doggy. Choice 1c • Month* to i Years Tumbl-Tog Crawlers Nothing doggy about' these, but we have a few too many. 69c Children's Shorts We're long on shorts, so our loss is your gain. sr 29c WATERS 5th Street Dept. Store LOUDER SCREAMS the BARGAIN CALL— Join the Crowds Save Plenty of Greenbacks BOKEN SIZES BOYS' SLACKS s To go at BROKEN LOTS Men's French Cuff DRESS MEN'S SHIRTS and Briefs $1.00 Value 1 Small Medium Large Extra Large BOYS' COATS Sixes 3 to 8 Years MEN'S BERMUDA Sale 228 Giving Away Free $1,000! If You Believe This You Are Krazy Too? We Made A Pig Out of Ourselves -When Short and Long It wasn t that we were trying to step up the economy .of the nation by keeping lots of people working to supply us with sport shirts, but we did buy a bit on the heavy side they all looked so good when the salesman showed them to us . . . well, anyway we've got shirts to sell, and if you need shirts for college, high school or just general wear ... if you'll be a little piggish, w? won't look so hoggish. Thanks for your help. od O ° 2 to C s ft. 1A IN CM \0 "ft ^ > 00 Is We've Got the SWIM TRUNKS •*-But at This Price You Have to Furnish Your Own Mermaid VALUES TO $6.95 We're Kraiy Cause Our Price It Only We Guarantee Two Arms in All Sport Coats Sold at Eddie Quinn's During Cats Cr Dogs Days At this price we figgered there might be a doubt? about it, so we're statin' positively these regular $29.95 sport coats got arms . . . matchin' ones too. ' P.J Yep, Men's Short Sleeve Seersucker Long Sleeve 218 2«8 Summer and Reg. Weight Suits to *» C Q (A (ft o X o C/1 u c o o 3 O Jm HERE'S A HOT ONE MEN'S White Dress Shirts Now we ain't yackin' about the weather, we're giving it to you straight about these white shirt bargains . . . anytime yu kin get this brand uv shirt, which regular sells at up to 3 bucks fer this price, it's hotter'n a fresh cooked flapjack. , M QUINN We Bought These Men # s Sleeve Sport Shirts ONE PAIR SUIT PANTS WITH THE PURCHASE OF MATCHING SUIT COAT 24 MEN'S STRAW Men's Dress TOW" STRAW HATS Also Colored Shirts With Link Cuffs. America's Most Famous Brand WO O w ui £*0 Ui < hh hZ *> CO 8° z <z .it I 5 o X STILL AJNT GOT NO tEMONS BOYS' SHORT SLEEVE So «\9 a> 5* * sit ?io!i lhe ^ U fcP Popular w lemonade at a picnic about the time yer boy start* back to school. Better git 'em now. • as

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