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Driving up Old Mission Penisula, we stopped to see the Old Mission Log Church. It is really a replica of the original Mission that was built in 1840. It was also used as a school for Chippewa Indians.
(Photos #1 and 2)
This Old Mission log Church is just part of this small peninsula town. There's the general store, the Old Mission Inn, the Old Mission Lighthouse, and the Old Mission General Store.
Old Mission village from 1839 until 1852 was the site of a unique experiment created by Presbyterian missionary Peter Dougherty. It consisted of a small colony of teachers, artisans, and farmers [both Indians and non Indians] who all worked side by side.Today, this small village appears to be "frozen in time".
Today, the New England-style Congregations church stands, and it is still occupied. Note the tall white spire. (Photo #3)
It's certainly worth a visit to see this historic place.
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