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Cowboys and Clerics

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June 20, 2017, 7:00 PM CT

Presented by John Burchill

In the days when Wild Bill Hickok might ride his horse into your church service--it happened in Junction City--the life of a minister was a rowdy affair. This presentation looks into the early years of Kansas clergy and the colorful characters that made up our early faith communities, such as Pastor Gay of Mulvane who faced a gunman in church--and then converted him. Later, this converted gunman used his cell to preach to passersby in Winfield. Other congregations met in butcher shops, saloons, dugouts, and by the side of rivers. Join us to discuss how abolitionists, early missions, and the temperance movement all played a role in the lives of religious leaders in Kansas.

Newton Public Library
720 Oak St
Newton, KS 67114-1800
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Sponsored by: Newton Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Susan Bartel
(316) 283-2890
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http://www.newtonplks.org