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Prairie Churches explores the importance of rural churches in the history and culture of the northern plains. It also recounts the efforts of energetic citizens in alliance with Preservation North Dakota, the statewide association for historic preservation, to save and restore these cherished buildings. Historian Thomas D. Isern sets prairie churches in historical and cult ...more
Hardcover, 83 pages
Published 2011 by Tasora Books for Preservation North Dakota
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Prairie Churches is an enjoyable read, filled with useful detail. Isern's foreword and epilogue are perhaps the most succinct and relevant summaries of ND (and Northern Plains) Euroamerican history you will find; he clearly has been pondering these issues for many years. The book is also something much more, as it is the culmination of several years work by Preservation North Dakota staff and volunteers. Prairie Churches documents an unparalleled effort to save the historic church structures of ...more