January 20, 2021

Author: Ray Hahn

Marcella Sembrich

Learning the history of a special interest is not always easy, especially when you need to read old books and dusty newspapers, but when you learn from a Christmas present, it is a true pleasure. Here’s a story of a real special lady.

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Orville Ewing and Friends*

Stories telling of the man who ashcans his job, his family, and all others, except for a wagon and a mule to pull it, hold an allure for those with severe cases of wanderlust. Here are tales of three such men. Lots of adventure; very little guilt.

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Two Faces of the American Camp Meeting

The American camp meetings of the 1890s through the 1950s were good fits into the hard-scrabble life of that era. Many areas lacked traditional churches and there were few other diversions. John Davis was one such evangelist; he called his meetings, campaigns! For those who wanted spiritual experiences, it was Davis who provided them using the teachings of Jesus, the Golden Rule, and the Ten Commandments in his sermons.

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