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Celebrating a century

Medicine Rocks Church 100th Anniversary


August 24, 2018

Pastor Jim and Peggy Biswell

Pastors and spouses of Medicine Rocks Church who attended the anniversary celebration in late July

Before World War I, there was no church building in the Medicine Rocks area. Sunday School and Sunday services we held at the Medicine Rocks Schoolhouse. In 1917, George Blake wrote to his friend, Rev. George McGovern, asking him to come or send a pastor to hold revival services.

In July of 1917, a tent was set up in the "Rocks" and Rev. J. C. and Mrs. McGovern (parents of former South Dakota senator George McGovern) began a revival meeting. It was during those services, that plans were made for the construction of a church.

Construction supplies were purchased, and hauled by four or six...

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