In the Beginning, It Started at Church

Yes, it started at Church of all places.
The church(s) in question were built in the town of Hollen and Stirton.
As we well know, once you had shelter for your family, everyone on surrounding farms started to build a church.
As in any small town, the church is the heart of where lives are lived.
The following articles are from a time when a Sunday was a sundae.
When families, visiting relatives, neighbours gathered, talked,
their children played outdoors and food was truly home made.
Hollen, founded in 1779, would survive for a period of time and then changes would creep in.
The town would soon be drowning in the slow lazy Conestoga River that ran through it.

Melanie Gualtieri

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