The Early Years

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Note: Reference is often made to “social meetings” at the early camp meetings.  Social meetings were essentially testimonial meetings with individuals sharing the story of their own experience of God working in their lives.

1868-1922 Camp Meetings

1869    Ingraham farm, Wasioja, Dodge Co.
1870    Ingraham farm, Wasioja, Dodge Co.
1871    Straight River Park, Medford, Steele Co.
1872    Straight River Park, Medford, Steele Co.
1873    Straight River Park, Medford, Steele Co.
1874    Straight River Park, Medford, Steele Co.
1875    Eagle Lake, Blue Earth Co.
1876    Eagle Lake, Blue Earth Co.
1877    River Park, Hutchinson, McLeod Co.
1878    River Park, Hutchinson, McLeod Co.
1879    Pierce’s Grove, Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.
1880    Pierce’s Grove, Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.
1881    Pierce’s Grove, Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.
1882    Pierce’s Grove, Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.
1883    Pierce’s Grove, Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.
1884    Jct. Blue Earth & Minnesota Rivers, Mankato, Blue Earth Co.
1885    Jct. Blue Earth & Minnesota Rivers, Mankato, Blue Earth Co.
1886    Grove on Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.
1887    Gray’s Grove, Post Siding, St. Paul, Ramsey Co.
1888    Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.
1889    Pleasant Park, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.
1890    Pleasant Park, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.
1891    Pleasant Park, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.
1892    Pleasant Park, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.
1893    Pleasant Park, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.
1894    Pleasant Park, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.
1895    Merriam Park, St. Paul, Ramsey Co.
1896    Merriam Park, St. Paul, Ramsey Co.
1897    Merriam Park, St. Paul, Ramsey Co.
1898    Minneapolis-St. Paul, Hennepin-Ramsey Co.
1899    Campground, 6th Ave. & Brisbin St., Anoka, Anoka Co.
1900    Campground, 6th Ave. & Brisbin St., Anoka, Anoka Co.
1901    Campground, 6th Ave. & Brisbin St., Anoka, Anoka Co.
1902    Park in St. Peter, Nicollet Co.
1903    North side of Lake Lily, Stillwater, Washington Co.
1904    North side of Lake Lily, Stillwater, Washington Co.
1905    Maplewood Academy, Maple Plain, Hennepin Co.
1906    Between Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud, Benton Co.
1907    St. Cloud, Benton Co.
1908    Central Park, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.
1909    Merriam Park, St. Paul, Ramsey Co.
1910    City Park, Hutchinson, McLeod Co.
1911    City Park, Hutchinson, McLeod Co.
1912    Northfield City Park, Northfield, Rice Co.
1913    Park in St. Paul, Ramsey Co.
1914    Park in St. Paul, Ramsey Co.
1915    Campground, 6th Ave. & Brisbin St., Anoka, Anoka Co.
1916    Campground, 6th Ave. & Brisbin St., Anoka, Anoka Co.
1917    Campground, 6th Ave. & Brisbin St., Anoka, Anoka Co.
1918    Campground, 6th Ave. & Brisbin St., Anoka, Anoka Co.
1919    Fairgrounds, Little Falls, Morrison Co.
1920    Fairgrounds, Little Falls, Morrison Co.
1921    Riverside Park, St. Cloud, Sherburne Co.
1922    Riverside Park, St. Cloud, Sherburne Co.