Was it Haunted? St. Augustine Church, The Oldest Catholic Church in Nevada, Road Trip Vlog 19



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Inside St. Augustine, The Oldest Catholic Church in Nevada with the only surviving Kilgen organ. Did we see a ghost? See for yourself at:

With a glint in her eye and an infectious laugh, the lady at the Trading Post who stamped our Highway 50 booklets continued on with her story about the abandoned buildings in Austin, Nevada. The owner of the Main Street Shops who had to sell because of her son’s illness also owned the St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. She had deeded the church to the St. Augustine’s Cultural Center for them to renovate and restore for its use. The shopkeeper told us that it was abandoned for now and that we should go take a look.

Typical of many old mining towns, the building was situated on a steep hill so Sar decided to stay in the car and take a nap. Lex and I huffed and puffed our way up the road to see an imposing red brick church with a beautiful tall white steeple. The roof was at quite an angle and made an acute V-shape against the blue sky. The brick walls are 20 inches (50.8 cm) thick. To pay for the angular roof, tickets were sold for the midnight Christmas Eve mass in 1866. Enough tickets were purchased to finish the building in the same year.

St. Augustine Catholic Church is the oldest Catholic Church in Nevada and served the numerous mining communities in Utah as well as Nevada. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We looked around the property and saw evidence of the renovation going on. I began to peek inside one of the large windows when I saw a figure in the corner of my eye. I froze with my fingers locked tightly around the camera! Was that a ghost? A burglar?

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Old Ship Church. The oldest Church in America Continuously used for worship



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One of the oldest continuously used churches in the United States is the Old Ship Church in Hingham, Mass. It gets that qualification as I am sure there are in fact OLDER Churches in the US However, most are not still being used or have been continuously used. Regardless of the limitation you might think they are putting on it, This Church, holds a special place in my heart – a great memory of my childhood, having fun playing in the pews as a boy I a huge building full of forts! Awesome, right!!!??

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10 Oldest Buildings In New Mexico Ft. Bad Drivers of Albuquerque! | Ten In 10



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In this episode of #TenIn10, I have Bad Drivers of Albuquerque as a special guest, and together, we check out the oldest buildings in New Mexico. If you enjoy this video, don’t forget to subscribe, leave a like, and share this video with all of your friends!! Enjoy, guys!!

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Oldest Benedictine convent in country is closing in Elk Co.



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ST. MARYS, Pa. — After more than 160 years of service in the area, the Benedictine Sisters of Elk County have announced they will close their monastery, the nation‚„s oldest Benedictine convent. The sisters said the decision was made Monday to move forward with plans to close St. Joseph Monastery, located on Church Street in St. Marys. The sisters said the decision came following ‚“three years of prayerful study.There are currently 17 sisters at the monastery, ranging from 58 to 91-years-old.Monastery administrator Sister Rita Brink said a number of factors, including aging members, declining membership and facility problems, made it impossible for them to keep the convent open.‚“The decision to work towards closure has been made, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions that need to be dealt with and processed,‚ Brink said. ‚“One of which is what will become of these buildings and this space.‚The property is owned by the St. Vincent Arch-abbey, where St. Vincent‚„s College in Latrobe, Westmoreland County, is located. Each of the remaining sisters is looking into other Benedictine communities where they can transfer their vows. The convent was founded when three Benedictine women from Germany settled in the St Marys area in 1852, and began offering opportunities for faith development and education in the then-newly settled community.Following a fire in November 1934 that destroyed the town‚„s hospital, the sisters allowed their academy to be used as a temporary hospital. The sisters played a lead role in helping to raise funds to rebuild the hospital.The sisters said they feel blessed by the generous support, appreciation and friendship of people in the Elk County area where they have shared their lives.There was no date set for when the monastery would be officially closed.

World’s Oldest Protestant Church Moravian Christmas Eve Barn



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The Moravian Church, the World’s oldest Protestant denomination, holds its Christmas Eve in the Delaware County, Ohio, Bicentennial Barn. The Moravian Church is 550 years old in the year 2007. It began before Martin Luther.

The Moravian Church’s religious heritage began in the 14th century. The movement was started by Jan Hus, who objected to some of the practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He wanted to steer the church in Bohemia and Moravia to the simpler practices of early Christianity.

The movement was successful for a while, but eventually forced to be under the authority of Rome. Hus was burned at the stake. Within a few years of his martyrdom, some of his followers became independently organized into the Bohemian Brethren, which began in Kunvald, Bohemia, in 1457.

These Protestants had rebelled against Rome more than a hundred years before Martin Luther. Moravia or Bohemia are provinces of the Czech Republic. Worldwide there are three-quarters of a million Moravians. They are a mainstream Protestant denomination. In the US., the Moravians are often found in Pennsylvania, especially Bethlehem, and North Carolina. The first Moravian settlement in the US was in Savannah, Georgia, in 1735.

The Christmas Eve ceremony for the Columbus, Ohio, Promise Church was held in a barn to commemorate Christ’s birth in a manger of a barn.

The Delaware County Bicentennial barn is over 100-years old and on a family farm of approximately 200-years. It was painted as a project to commemorate Ohio’s 200 th birthday, bicentennial.

Christmas 20007 was also the date of the full moon. The moon was setting at sunrise (which shows that it is truly full) as seen at the end of the video. The big buck shown at the end of the video is injured. He has stayed alive for quite a long time, and I’ve photographed him a number of times, such as:

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Oldest Native American footage ever



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Amazing, rare and heartfelt tribute to Native American tribes. Footage dating back to 1895, with rare vintage audio recording of Native American music.

American history including the oldest known clip of Native Americans on film, a clip of Sioux Native Americans performing the Buffalo Dance at Thomas Edison’s Black Maria Studio in New Jersey. The film Ghost Dance also features, created on the same day, September 24, 1895.

Other films featured include Hopi Native Americans greeting TR and clips from the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933.

It also shows 3 Native American feature films, White Fawn’s Devotion, The Invaders and Last Of The Mohicans.

White Fawn’s Devotion was the earliest film directed by a Native American, James Young Deer.

The old audio clip was recorded in 1895 by Alice Cunningham and Francis La Flesche. The song is ‘He’dewachi’ Dance Song and it is traditionally played at ceremonies which celebrate warriors.

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Visit one of the oldest Catholic Church in Detroit today!



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– Old St. Mary’s Church in Detroit | Visit one of the oldest Catholic Church in Detroit today! Want to see a Catholic Church that will take your breath away with its amazing architecture and ambiance? Visit Old St. Mary’s Church today in Greektown, Detroit and be amazed at what you would see. Visit www.OldStMarysDetroit.com for more details.

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Are you finally tying the knot with your significant other? Or are you looking to celebrate a joyous occasion with the family? Share those wondrous events with us today at Old St. Mary’s Church at Greektown, Detroit. Enjoy the amazing architecture of the third oldest Catholic Church in Detroit or attend a mass and be serenaded by their wonderful choir. So come on over and see for yourself what Old St. Mary’s has to offer! For event reservations, contact us at (313) 961-8711 Or visit our website at www.OldStMarysDetroit.com for more info.

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The Oldest Home in Charleston, South Carolina



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We’re touring the oldest home in Charleston, South Carolina. Built in 1712, the home has sen the city grow around it. It’s filled with gorgeous intricate details and with one of the largest private gardens in the city it truly is an urban retreat.

Alone in St. Anne Church, Detroit, MI.



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Here’s the interior of St. Anne’s Church, Detroit, MI.

America’s Oldest (and Smallest) Cathedral Church



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The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, also known as the Royal Presidio Chapel, is one of the most beautiful buildings in the United States. It is located in Monterey, California in its historic downtown district. The cathedral is the oldest continuously operating parish and the oldest stone building in California. It was built in 1794 making it the oldest (and smallest) serving cathedral along with St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the only existing presidio chapel in California and the only existing building in the original Monterey Presidio.

Moravian Village – Winston-Salem, North Carolina



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Endangered Slavery-Era Churches in Lexington USA: UNESCO World Heritage?



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Following the powerful civic response of the historic Main Street Baptist Church of Lexington, Ky., to a proposed threat to her viability where located for the last 145 years, noted civil-rights attorney and First Amendment scholar Amos N. Jones presents context and ideas in this mini-documentary. Voice-overs are from his Sept. 22, 2017, invited Emergency Lecture held in Main Street Baptist’s chapel building at Main and Jefferson. Answering an audience member’s question about how we can leave for our children what our slave ancestors built and left for us, Jones recommends specific methods for preserving Main Street Baptist’s historic location and its commodious campus, exploring UNESCO World Heritage designation to hedge against urban revitalization’s tendency to expunge black historic sites. The next day, the African-American Trust for Historic Preservation vowed to avenge the other four church sites that could eventually be threatened. All five of the churches are introduced in the tour in this video, along with highlights of their historic significance. All five are, Jones explains, extant monuments to religious liberty, erected among a significant indigenous civilization unique in the world — and against the greatest of odds. Jones and others oppose politicians’ and developers’ current efforts to raze these sites to make way for public recreation sites. The tour in this video was filmed on site on the morning of Saturday Sept. 23, 2017, and is presented publicly here, courtesy of the African-American Trust for Historic Preservation with videography by DMZ Productions of Richmond, Ky. Read more about the organized efforts and get involved via www.athp.us.