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Altar & Pulpit of the Church

Altar & Pulpit of the Church

Inviting One to Come In

Inviting One to Come In

To Picnic on the Grounds After Service

To Picnic on the Grounds After Service

Empty Pews but Hear The Song

Empty Pews but Hear The Song

A Peek in

A Peek in

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Prayer Hands

Prayer Hands

The Marquee

The Marquee

Story of the Author

Story of the Author

Dr. Pitts wrote The Little Brown Church in the Vale. I had heard the song many times but until June, 2017 I did not know it was an actual place.
From The Pulpit

From The Pulpit

Side View in the Vale

Side View in the Vale

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The Little Brown Church in the Vale

by Grayson

One has probably heard and/or sung the song: "The Little Brown Church in the Vale" while attending camp, VBS, or a church service. But, how many ever knew it is an actual church in Iowa? On a road trip adventure, we happened on the church and had to stop, sing the song and of course take pictures. I loved this place and the history.

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07/19/17

Fred Brown

Beautiful presentation of something simple, yet special. Great angles and great composition make this collection masterful.

Grayson

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First camera was a Brownie Starmite received as a Christmas present at about Age 16. That started my long affection for photography. Began using a 35mm while in college. Initially with an old Casca. Learned B&W darkroom methods on a Bessler Enlarger and "smelly" chemistry. N…