With Respect to Van Garren

Craig Roberts
Issue Date: 
January 1991

In 1905, the largest funeral ever held at the Sterling Church near the Maple River was for Garren, a former slave who had lived in the area since the Civil War days. “A common man, he learned respect in disrespectful times.”

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