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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

A Century of Service

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Celebrates 100 years in Lodgepole Community


August 17, 2022

The Lutheran Church first made its presence known in eastern Cheyenne County in the late 1800s. St. John’s Lutheran Church occupied a site northwest of the Village of Lodgepole,

On Aug. 21, the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will celebrate 100 years of service to the Lodgepole area.

The Gloria Dei Lutheran Church traces its history to a time when the environment was rough, the people were few, but those who came were a hearty stock who didn’t give in easily.

It was an area occupied by homesteading pioneers who broke sod on the empty prairie. Life was hard with some settlers living in sod...

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