Researching the History of Crooked Creek Baptist Church

Mireille (Posted by) Level 3
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As someone who studies mostly ancient history, I am hoping it will make a refreshing change of pace if I take on some research related to more recent times. One of those projects is to document the history of my own church, Crooked Creek Baptist Church.

One of the things we learn when researching any period of history is how much we wish that someone would have written things down, or that something that was written would have survived down to the present day and reached us.

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And so I’m eager to see if I can document what is known and can be known about the history of my church. Looking through the church’s collection of old photos and documents, most of what is there is from the 1940s or later. But then I came across this photo:

Here’s what I wrote on the church blog in connection with the photo:

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Crooked Creek Baptist Church has been doing picnics well for more than a century, and so it is no wonder that our picnics continue to be so popular with present members, former members, invited guests, and anyone else who joins us. Based on the clothing worn, the photo above was probably taken sometime between 1890-1910. We’ve been here for a long time, and we’ve constantly reinvented ourselves. But from what we can figure out from really old written and even photographic accounts, we’ve always been welcoming, and we’ve always done food well. We’re open to change in lots of areas, but we also preserve our...
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