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Davies, Howell D. / Addresses given at the centennial of the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, welsh settlement Bethesda Church, town of Nekimi, Winnebago County, July 4-6, 1947: also the register of the 1,013 persons attending and the souvenir program
(1953)

Davies, Howell D.
The Welsh past,   pp. 8-28


Page 8


page 8
Ganu (song festival) at Peniel Church, was inspired 
and mentioned it in his last book, Old World Wisconsin,
 pages 197-198, with pictures of Moses Morgan on page 191
 and Peniel Church on page 192.   People gather from far 
and near for this annual event. 
I have asked Miss Shirley Roberts of Beaver Dam, Wis. 
to sing "Open the gates of the Temple" at the conclusion 
of this paper in honor of her great grandfather 
Rev. John E. Williams, who opened the gates of 
Peniel Church on March 14, 1857.
The Welsh past.  
Address by Rev. Howell D. Davies, D. D.
e shall deal with the past of Wales and of the 
Oshkosh, Wis., Welsh settlement. 
A. of Wales  it was one of 
Tenacity of nationality.  The persistence of "gallant Little Wales"
 (Jeannette Marks) is culture, religion and simple identity
 is amazing, considering the smallness of the country and 
the fewness of its people.  136 miles long, or 10 miles 
less than the distance form Fond du Lac to 


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