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Gideon Bibles

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 9, 2018
1. Gideon Bibles Marker
Inscription.
This marker commemorates the placement of the first 25 Bibles in November 1908 by the Gideons in the Superior Hotel, Superior (formerly Iron Mountain), Montana then located on this spot.
From that small beginning, The Gideons International has placed multiplied millions of Scriptures throughout the world.
To God be the Glory


(second plaque above)
This marker commemorates the 100th. anniversary of the first 25 bibles placed in hotel rooms at this site in Nov. 1908. The Gideons have placed over 1.5 billion scriptures since then in 187 countries.
Dedicated Oct. 4, 2008
By the Gideons of Montana

 
Erected by The Gideons.
 
Location. 47° 11.874′ N, 114° 53.466′ W. Marker is in Superior, Montana, in Mineral County. Marker is on Mullan Road West near River Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Mullan Road West, Superior MT 59872, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Superior School (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Earth's Blood Flows Past You (approx. 9.2 miles away); Native People Sustained Through Many Millennia
Gideon Bibles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 9, 2018
2. Gideon Bibles Marker
(approx. 9.2 miles away); Phantom Formation Is Rock Solid In Corridor (approx. 9.2 miles away); A Wonderful Piece of Engineering: The Big Side Cut (approx. 10.2 miles away); Coursing Through Miles Of Montana (approx. 11 miles away); Searching For Fur And A Finer Life (approx. 11 miles away); Wildlife Thrive In Corridor Year Round (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Superior.
 
Also see . . .  Why Are There Gideon Bibles in Hotel Rooms? -- Mental Floss. Gideons International got its start in 1898, when two traveling businessmen, John H. Nicholson and Samuel E. Hill, arrived at the crowded Central Hotel in Boscobel, Wisconsin, for the night. The two had never met, but there was only one double room left, so they decided to share it. The men got to talking and found they shared a common faith and had both toyed with the idea of creating an evangelical association for Christian businessmen. They decided to give it a shot together. They called a meeting the following year for men who were interested in joining together for “mutual recognition, personal evangelism, and united service for the Lord.” Only one other person showed up to that meeting—William
Gideon Bible, one in every room image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
3. Gideon Bible, one in every room
J. Knights, who suggested they name their organization after Gideon, an Old Testament judge who led a small band of men to defeat a much larger army.
(Submitted on September 6, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on September 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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