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Christmas Country Church Tour 2012Posted Saturday, December 22, 2012, at 11:33 AM
Last year, I blogged about the Christmas Country Church Tour featuring historic rural churches in northern Cape Girardeau County, southern Perry County, and one church in Bollinger County.
With 22 participating churches this year, it's nearly impossible to visit every place during the hours of the tour. Among those churches that I was able to visit on Friday, here's how I would rate them:
I tried to visit several churches that I didn't see last year, although I still haven't made it to every tour stop. Below are photos of those churches that I reached for the first time this year.
Caney Fork Baptist Church
A tour bus? This is getting serious:
Live nativity featuring Cosmo the Camel:
New Salem United Methodist Church - Daisy
Stained glass windows:
Front entrance at sunset:
Trinity Lutheran Church - Friedheim
Exterior of this castle-like stone church:
St. Maurus Catholic Church - Biehle
Peace Lutheran Church - Friedenberg
Front entrance of this 1885 church:
Large cedar Christmas tree:
Zion Lutheran Church - Longtown
Curved balcony and pressed-tin ceilings:
Grace Lutheran Church - Uniontown
Interior of this church, dedicated in 1876:
Zion Lutheran Church - Pocahontas
Exterior of this 1914 brick church:
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