St. Mary's Original Church was an old school house

purchased for $400 from Thomas Monteith of Albany, Oregon.

Stories of Faith

125 Years of Discipleship

Published by Patricia Proctor

at Smashwords

Modeled after an Abbey church in France, the second St. Mary's was dedicated August 17, 1898. It was shortly the "Gem of the Valley" as Archbishop Gross noted at the dedication. It became the treasure of the community with its pressed fir moldings, elegant furnishings and extensive stained glass.

Stories of Faith

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