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Even though the United States did not enter the First World War until 1917, there were several Americans that defied President Wilson’s policy against U.S. involvement and left the country to help in the war effort. One of the many men and women that decided to cross the Atlantic and assist France in its fight against the […]

While strolling the mall just a few days before Reformation Day, I noticed that the theme-oriented temporary stores, glittering foil ice sickles, Santa’s centrally located seat, holiday food vendors, and the colors red and green were already making their annual appearance. Now keep in mind for those unfamiliar with the day of year of the […]

Just north of Lexington, Kentucky, heading east for about two miles from exit 120 of Interstate 75 along Ironworks Pike through the scenic bluegrass horse farms with their rail fences and white barns is located a stone building that is Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church. Though not a large church building, those gathered for its organization […]

Cyrus H. McCormick, 1809-1884

December 20th, 2013, at 12:00 am

This biography is not about a minister, but instead tells the story of a Presbyterian layman who was an inventor, industrialist, and Christian who gave generously to the work of his denomination. His life began on the farm as did so many of the lives of antebellum entrepreneurs . Cyrus’s father, Robert, was born at Walnut Grove, Rockbridge […]