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He-Man and I are beginning to explore a bit more of our new home state of Nevada this time we spent a couple of days in Elko County exploring Lamoille Canyon in the Ruby Mountains. While on the scenic highway I spied this beautiful little church and had to stop for a photo or two.
From the church’s website found here they say the congregation had its first church service in Lamoille in 1872, and in 1890 the Organization of the First Presbyterian Church of Lamoille was established.
In 1905 they layed the first cornerstone for the building.
Since then it has gone through some changes and even closed for a time because of a decline in population and non use. It came back though and has been restored and had a second addition added in 1983, and in 2005 the community celebrated its 100th anniversary!
This post is part of Thursday Doors a weekly challenge group. You can find many other door posts over on our host’s site found here.https://nofacilities.com/2022/09/29/big-e-2022/
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more to come…
53 thoughts on “Thurs. Doors-The Little Church of the Crossroads”
Thanks, Susanna! Isn’t it neat! I was so thrilled to happen upon it.
Hi Happy December and Have a Great Christmas Days
Thank you so much, Susanna! I wish the same for you! 🎄
Such a pretty church and very inviting! ❤️
Isn’t it lovely! I was delighted to see it. Thank you, Jill! 💗
Such a beautiful little church Deborah.
awesome church – and wow – the sky, clouds, and tress made these images even more interesting – 🙂
Thank you so much, Yvette!
I enjoyed your lovely photos of the church, Deborah, and a bit of the history was fun too. These photos are so stunning they could be post cards!
Thank you so much for this lovely comment, Jet! 🙏😀
I love this, Deborah! Not only are the photos fabulous, there’s something that warms my heart.
Isn’t it lovely. Thank you so much, Jennie!
Yes, indeed! You’re welcome, Deborah.
What a charming little church! You did a great job photographing it!
Thank you so much, Denise! It was a lovely sighting.
Well done post! Beautiful church!
Really good eye catching this one and you did a beautiful job photographing it.
Thank you so much, John!
What beautiful and peaceful photos. The church looks so inviting. 🙂
Thank you so much, Brenda! It’s a lovely little church building isn’t it. 😀
Beautiful! I don’t know the correct term, but I love the trim that is on the windows. It is wonderful craftsmanship.
Isn’t is lovely! It was a delightful sighting while on the drive exploring. Thank you so much, Judy. 😀
A beautiful church with interesting doors. Just lovely all around
Thank you, Ally!
It is a beautifully designed and kept building Deborah. I would have stopped also for a photo. It reflects a church who love and care for their Christian community.
Thank you so much, Ashley! It does look well loved doesn’t it. 😀
What a lovely church ❤️
Isn’t it! I was so happy to find this gem. Thank you so much for the visit! 😀
My pleasure 👍
A beautiful church and terrific photos, Deborah.
Thank you so much, John!
What a beautiful church, Deborah! Thanks for sharing it.
Isn’t it lovely! Thanks, Janet it was neat find.
You made a fine discovery there. Lovely shots, Deborah!
Thank you so much, Belinda! 😀
I love those white churches.
Me too! Thank you so much, Pit!
You’re welcome! 👍
What a lovely little church. The photo of it standing in the sun ringed by the white picket fence is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with Thursday Doors. I always like it when you join us 🙂
Thank you so much, Dan! It’s a lovely little church isn’t it. I always enjoy participating but, haven’t had a great door in awhile to share.
Well, we’re open whenever you have some.
Thank you for the lovely invitation! 😀
Wondering about the name, I found an article that says early settler Thomas Waterman named the Lamoille in Nevada after a place in his native Vermont. The Lamoille in Vermont had been given its name by French settlers who moved down from Quebec. Wikipedia’s article about the Lamoille River in Vermont says this: “Legend has it that early French settlers named the river La Mouette, meaning ‘The Seagull.’ However, a cartographer forgot to cross the t’s, which led people to begin calling it La Moulle. Over time, this became Lamoille, elided in speaking.” Don’t know how reliable that explanation is, but it makes a good story.
I wondered about the name too. Thank you so much for this! My problem is the pronunciation of it! Those double L’s after the oi always give me trouble in French! I asked a local how the say it and it sounded to me like Lamoulle.
It does make a good story thank you for adding it! 😀
What a terrific story: I was wondering about the name, and I love trivia, so that seems like a winner 🙂 It has me wondering about how many other places we know whose names originated in typos now long forgotten?
It’s not only proper names. Sometimes it happens to regular words, too. Acne is a classic example:
I love trivia too! I recently went to a trivia night a local bar/grill with He-Man and #1 Grandson’s other grandparents and we came in 4th place!! We were shocked the questions were really tough. We have a name and are going back on the 5th.
Isn’t that interesting that it was a typo that gave that town its name! Even cooler that Steve looked into it for us to enjoy!!