Thursday, August 20, 2009

Greensky Hill Indian Mission United Church

Founded by Peter Greensky, an Ottowa convert and preacher, this structure was built by the Methodist Church as part of their indian missions program. Constructed in the 1850s of hewn logs and timber freighted in by canoe, this historic building, near Charlevoix in Northern Michigan, continues to serve an active community of worshippers. My son-in-law is buried here and we took a late afternoon drive to see it again.
It is always very pleasing to me to see an old building well-maintained and still in use. The setting, in maple woodlands formerly used by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes, is tranquil and attractive. Older burial grounds, in addition to the one still in use, are in the woodlands and up a hill to the right.

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