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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. Marker is attached
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By Keith L, June 23, 2008
2. First Complete Service of Christian Divine Worship Marker
to a large stone at the top of Grandad Bluff near the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3200 Main Street, La Crosse WI 54601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Flagpole (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Crosse: "A Choice Town" (about 400 feet away); Quarrying the Bluffs of La Crosse (about 400 feet away); The Driftless Area of Wisconsin (about 400 feet away); Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Myrick Park Mounds (approx. one mile away); Group of Indian Mounds (approx. one mile away); Losey Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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