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  1. Interesting. Robert Baxter

  2. I’ve been to an old church in Pleasant Hill that was being restored & it had a slave balcony. It might have been a Presbyterian church. Looking for the pics. I love old churches!

  3. Circuit riders were not just responsible for religion, they also brought news of the outside world to little communities.

  4. Good read,enjoyed it.

  5. Very interesting! Truly a joy to read!

  6. JoAnne Jo Anne Finch

  7. Diane Baggett, wasn’t Papa Hester’s church Cumberland Presbyterian?

  8. Did you see this, Brad Hall?

    1. Carlos Maddox I did not! Thanks for the referral!