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Wed June 19, 2013
A Treasure Chest of Bibles Found in SW Kansas Church Attic
The First Presbyterian Church calls Ashland, Kansas home. The rural church has seen attendance, as well as hope, rise in the past year. Why? Because of a treasure found by Minister Marsha Granberry when she was cleaning out the attic. Granberry said, in an article by Becky Tanner, for the Wichita Eagle, she was sorting through boxes and found a box of bibles in different languages. The 15 bibles are from the 1920s and 1930s, and one bible, written in Cherokee, may have been printed in the 1860s.
Granberry said she hopes the bibles will be auctioned to pay for a new bathroom needed to accommodate elderly members.