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Go Back Again"
by Lillian Church
by Luther A. Clark
Church of Christ
in 1914, the congregation first met at the Town Hall in the year 1913
State Superintendent F. L. Von Voorkis came to the town following His
to preach to the people. Fourteen settlers were to join together in
the congregation, with worship services to be taken to the Swedish
Church which was rented for $5 per month.
the spring of 1916 the members began raising funds which enabled them
build their church, the newly, completed Church of Christ being
on May 12, in 1917. The Church of Christ in Hickory and Mountain
the same minister and therefore maintained close ties throughout their
Church closed in 1933 and was not to be reopened until the year 1953.
Pastor R. Michael, who had previously resided in Hickory, moved here to
Mountain in 1974, the congregation purchased a parsonage for their
pastor in residence. Pastor Michael, suffering from 'Lou Gehrigs
honored the congregation with his last sermon a week before he passed
L. Falish now serves at, the Church of Christ, residing here since
Lois Trever, a member of the Church of Christ, kindly entered the
of this church, her grandmother Mrs. Harry 'Elsie' Trout-man having
a Charter member in 1924. The photo is courtesy of Norman Alien .
Go Back Again to Mountain, where the deer roam 'mong the green,
the squirrel and partridge, often in our walks are seen.
the river; old Oconto, flows so gently 'mong the trees,
the scent of pine and hemlock, wafts so sweetly on the breeze.
Go back Again to Mountain, to the old home on the hill,
we often in the evenings, listened to the whippoorwill.
hands outstretched to greet me, many tears of joy I'll shed,
I'll wander through the wildwood, old familiar paths I'll tread.
Go Back Again to Mountain, visit friends of long ago.
are gone to Glory; some are left, so I
now I dream of childhood, Parents, brothers,
in dreams I'm in the wildwood, fishing in the brook so clear.
Mountain area is very proud of Lillian's song, her words truly express
the fond memories that are shared by all who have come to call Mountain
gratefully acknowledge June King, a daughter to Mr. & Mrs.
for giving us permission to reprint her mother's lyrics to the song in
our book of Mountain Memories, and Mrs. Ray Szpanski for sending the
music to Mrs. Cliff Hansen who now lives in the area that Lillian paid
tribute to in her song. Mrs. Szpanski is a daughter to Tillie
settlers to the Mountain area in 1908.