This Week's Story

Frontier Marathon

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Meet a pioneer circuit rider, Peter Cartwright.

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“So, you’re telling me these frontier preachers were crooks.”

“Yep, that’s what I’m telling you.  One would come to a town and start having meetings every night.  He’d get the people laughing. Then he’d terrify them with talk of hell, rip off the money they put into the collection plate, and no pretty girl was safe around him.  Yah, that’s what those frontier preachers were like.”

“You’re downright ignorant.  Of course there were crooks, but do you know anything about circuit riders like Peter Cartrwright?”...

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