In this article, we attempt to tell the story of the role of religion and community worship in the early years of the Cumberland Homesteads (CH) project. Few topics have the capacity to divide people as religion has been able to do over the centuries. A general overview of the history will not include any attempt to “side” with any single view or defend a particular action taken or not taken. Our focus is on what happened and comments by those involved.
In our last column, we looked at the whole drama of the Cumberland Homesteads (CH) through a lens that allowed us to see the major role of Quakers in planning and conducting the project. Here, we look at a few of the many visitors who came to see what was going on up on the Plateau and how it was going. A few special visitors will be highlighted. THEY CAME EARLY & OFTENLikely, the lobby of Taylor Hotel had never been this busy since it was built in 1921.
Telling the Cumberland Homesteads Story Preceding articles have talked about how the project began here, where the folks came from and to the families of original Homesteaders. Those topics will be touched again from different perspectives in an awareness that The Homesteads Story is many stories told by many people in many voices.
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