Oldest log cabin church in the nation
Built in 1857, Mars Hill is the oldest log cabin church still in use in the nation. It is also one of the largest log buildings ever constructed in Iowa. Though it is now an interdenominational chapel, it has been called the Mother Church of all Baptist faiths west of the Mississippi River. Severely damaged by an arson fire in 2006, Mars Hill has been rebuilt with original and period materials. A portion of the proceeds from this book helps to fund the rebuilding effort. Includes a complete listing of known burials at Mars Hill Cemetery.
Michael W. Lemberger received more than a hundred national and state awards during seventeen years as a newspaper photographer. He worked in film, video, and digital media as well as creating pen-and-ink drawings. He taught photo seminars at the University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was a well-known archivist of historical photographs; after his death in 2016, The Lemberger Collection was donated by his family to the University of Iowa Libraries.
LeAnn Lemberger (writing as Leigh Michaels) is the author of more than 100 books, including 80 contemporary romance novels, a dozen historical romance novels, non-fiction books about writing, and local history books. More than 35 million copies of her books have been printed in 25 languages around the world. She is a six-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest, and was honored by Iowa Library Association with the Johnson Brigham Award for an Iowa author making a contribution to literature world-wide. For more information about her, visit her website at www.leighmichaels.com.
172 pages, illustrated in black and white