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Re: St. Stans Church War
Posted by: Victor Mobley (ID *****5723) Date: June 03, 2011 at 07:43:59
In Reply to: Re: St. Stans Church War by Mary K Freel of 860

I'm going by memory, but I conducted some research on the topic. The peak activity for the "Church War" was the winter of 1896-97, I think. The spark that started it all happened right before New Years 1896, if I recall correctly, and the "war" part erupted in January 1897. The court cases went on for another two months or so at the least, but after that coverage in the local papers died down. At it's peak it was discussed daily in the papers. I believe the "siege" of St. Stan's ended within the first ten days of 1897, but my memory could be faulty on that point, I don't have access to my files. I actually wrote a whole research paper for my M.A. in History on the Polish experience in Bay City from 1870 to 1910, very interesting stuff.

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