by Leigh Michaels and Michael W. Lemberger
Oldest log cabin church in the nation
Built in 1857, Mars Hill is the oldest log cabin church still in use in the nation. It is also one of the largest log buildings ever constructed in Iowa. Though it is now an interdenominational chapel, it has been called the Mother Church of all Baptist faiths west of the Mississippi River. Severely damaged by an arson fire in 2006, Mars Hill has been rebuilt with original and period materials. A portion of the proceeds from this book helps to fund the rebuilding effort. Includes a complete listing of known burials at Mars Hill Cemetery.