Tuesday, November 5, 2013

In 1888 (Philippi's 125th Birthday)

Last week Philippi celebrated 125 years of existence, so I thought it would
be fun for us to take a look back at what life was like in 1888.

Benjamin Harrison, a Republican, moved into the White House, serving as the 23rd President of the United States; the Vice President was Levi P. Morgan.

Do you know how much a gallon of gas cost in 1888? Nothing. Gasoline, as we know it, was invented in 1911. The most popular movie in 1888: there were none, but in 1888 Thomas Edison received the patent to make the first one.

1888 was a leap year; it contained the Blizzard of 1888, and Jack the Ripper was the most wanted man in America. 

We have come a long way in 125 years, and Philippi has seen many changes. As we look toward the future, I pray that God will continue to bless this great church and see us through many more years! 

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