Flashback Friday: Preacher’s Sermon Book and Diary Includes Webster, Dawes Counties

The NSHS Archives collections contain a preacher’s sermon book and diary dating from 1907-1947. The Rev. John B. Williams held numerous pastorates during this time throughout Kansas and Nebraska. The sermon book shows that he preached at Junction City, Mayview, and Plainville, Kansas before coming to Nebraska.

 Sermon book of Rev. John B. Williams (RG5704.AM)


Scopes Wasn't the First: Nebraska's 1924 Anti-Evolution Trial

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