Log Cabin, Rock River Assembly of Lutherans

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    Pamphlet - Erwin Weber - 1975

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It was in log cabins such as this that the early settlers lived who founded the oldest Lutheran congregations in Illinois. The first religious services were held in homes. When the first church buildings were constructed, they could not have looked much different. Actually, this pen and ink sketch is of a later replica of a log cabin built as the first structure of the Rock Valley Assembly campground across from the Rock River in Dixon, Illinois. The Rock River Assembly was an important part of the summer activities of the Lutherans in Northern Illinois from 1887 until the 1930's.