Victory celebrated

140 years of the Victory Presbyterian Church

As Carbon County became more important to opening the West and people started to put down roots, a congregation of churchgoers started to form.

Dr. Sheldon Jackson founded a Presbytarian church in the railroad town of Rawlins at the intersection of Third and Cedar, the land being purchased from the Union Pacific Railroad for $62.50.

In August of 1869, the Morris Presbyterian Church was created. The building was completed in 1870. The cost was $1,500.

Jackson had accomplished getting the church going.

As time went on and Carbon County had towns come and go, Rawlins was one that took hold. A new...


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