Saturday, May 24, 2014


Wabaunsee is a quiet little town with a big, loud history. It was founded by abolitionists in the years before the Civil War. Henry Ward Beecher, a prominent abolitionist, furnished rifles for the settlers; the firearms were reportedly shipped in crates marked "Beecher's Bibles" (though this may be more of a good story than a historical fact).

We wanted to visit the Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, but it was in use for a wedding. The groomsmen were dressed in leather vests and cowboy boots. You'd have a hard time finding a more countrified wedding, I suspect.

There wasn't much else to see in town, but Magen did take my picture at the corner of Chapel and Wabaunsee. We'd love to see inside the church, so we'll give that a shot next time we pass through.

(Pop Quiz: Can you spot the pun in the previous paragraph?)

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