In 1907 Billy Sunday held revival services in a 3000-seat tabernacle at this address, which was later dismantled and reconstructed at Chautauqua Park, and then used until 1931.
Billy Sunday, born in Ames, Iowa, after 8 years as a professional baseball player, became an evangelist in 1896. Very popular until his death in 1935, he is said to have reached millions with his message.
The photo shows him seated with his family in a wagon on the Square. Standing next to him is William Henry Coop, the first pioneer settler born in Jefferson County (1836).
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