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December 8, 2012


DAVIDSVILLE — “Under our Christmas tree, you will find two very special buildings: A schoolhouse and a church,” wrote Rebecca Brown Mayes of Davidsville. “These buildings were made by my grandparents, Samuel and Ada Brown. They are made of cheese boxes and the church windows – stained glass – are made from the Sunday school cards my father, Robert Brown of Ligonier, brought home from church. These buildings were made in 1933 and have been part of the Christmas villages under our family trees for three generations. The school may look familiar to people who attended Dale High School.”

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