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Prairie Churches

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Published on Dec 30, 2010

Showcases the diverse history and architectural traditions represented by 117 churches throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North Dakota and Minnesota. Prairie Public's video crew filmed prairie spires, onion domes, and steeples through four seasons. "Prairie Churches" explores the role churches have in sustaining the history and culture of the vanishing rural landscape of the prairie. Often the first community structure to be built and the last to close its doors, these landmarks represent the hopes and dreams of early settlers and the congregations that currently occupy them.

Vikur Lutheran; Mountain, North Dakota
Founded by immigrants from Iceland 125 Years Old
Loretta Bernhoft; Mountain, North Dakota

Willow Creek Lutheran; Overly, North Dakota
Betania Lutheran; Maxbass, North Dakota
Grong Free Lutheran; Rollag, Minnesota
St. Benedict Catholic; Wild Rice, North Dakota
Amelia Bailly Methodist; Moffit, North Dakota
Short Creek Lutheran; Columbus, North Dakota
Eksjo Lutheran; Lake Park, Minnesota
Vang Lutheran; Manfred, North Dakota
Sticklestad Lutheran; Otter Tail, Minnesota
Lom Lutheran; Petersburg, North Dakota
Grand Valley Lutheran; Sanish, North Dakota
Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox; Wilton, North Dakota
Ladbury Union; Sibley, North Dakota

Hitterdal Lutheran; Milton, North Dakota
David Haslekaas; Milton, North Dakota

St. Jean Baptiste Catholic; St. Jean Baptiste, Manitoba
Bethesda Lutheran; Williston, North Dakota
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox; Lennard, Manitoba
Trinity Lutheran; Great Bend, North Dakota
People United Church Of Christ; Scambler, Minnesota
First Presbyterian; Steele, North Dakota
Gerald Palidwor; Dugald, Manitoba
Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception; Cooks Creek, Manitoba
Msgr. Philip Ruh; Cooks Creek, Manitoba
St. Marry's Catholic Church; Dazey, North Dakota
St. Elijah Romanian Orthodox; Shellmouth, Manitoba
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic; Hoven, South Dakota
Ste. Genevieve Roman Catholic; Ste. Genevieve, Manitoba
St. John's Lutheran; Green Meadow, Minnesota
St. Mary's Catholic; Hague, North Dakota
Viking Lutheran; Maddock, North Dakota
Rolf Berg; Maddock, North Dakota
St. Joseph's Catholic; Glen Ullin, North Dakota



Tom Isern; Professor of History, North Dakota State University

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