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First Complete Service of Christian Divine Worship

 
 
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By Keith L, June 23, 2008
1. First Complete Service of Christian Divine Worship Marker
Inscription. This bluff (commonly called "Grandad Bluff") was the site of the first complete service of Christian Divine Worship to be conducted in La Crosse. The Reverend Father James Lloyd Breck and his company of pioneer missionaries, on the morning of June Twenty-Third, the Fourth Sunday after Trinity, Eighteen Hundred Fifty, climbed to the top of the bluff and celebrated the Holy Eucharist in accordance with the book of common prayer.

This commemorative marker dedicated on the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the occasion by Christ Church Parish in conjunction with the La Crosse County Historical Society and the cooperation of the City of La Crosse.

Sunday June Twenty-Second
Anno Domini MCMLXXV
 
Erected 1975 by Christ Church Parish in conjunction with the La Crosse County Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 48.762′ N, 91° 12.6′ W. Marker is in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in La Crosse County. Marker can be reached from Grandad Bluff Road 0.9 miles west of Bliss Road. Click for map. Marker is attached to a large stone at the top of Grandad Bluff near the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3200 Main Street, La Crosse WI 54601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
First Complete Service of Christian Divine Worship Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
2. First Complete Service of Christian Divine Worship Marker
are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Flagpole (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Losey Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Red Cloud Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Spence Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); Original Home Built By Gottlieb and Johanna Heileman (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sidewheel Riverboat War Eagle (approx. 2.3 miles away); Campbell Cemetery G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in La Crosse.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Life of the Reverend James Lloyd Breck. "We spent the Fourth Sunday after Trinity (June 23d) at Prairie La Crosse... We held service, and celebrated the Holy Communion in the morning, on a bluff about two miles back of the landing." (Submitted on March 1, 2009.) 

2. Grandad Bluff. "Grandad Bluff was mentioned in Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain." (Submitted on March 1, 2009.) 

3. Grandad Bluff History. "Grandad Park was started with the purchase of the land from the state by Judge George Gale (Galesville's namesake) in July 1851." (Submitted on March 1, 2009.) 
 
Additional keywords. Grandad Park; Granddad Bluff; Grand Dad Bluff
 
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La Crosse 2004 Panorama Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
3. La Crosse 2004 Panorama Sign
View from Grandad Bluff.
 
 
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