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Song Story: Church in the Wildwood ⋆ Diana Leagh Matthews
This is one instance in which the cart came before the horse. The area of Bradford, Iowa was first settled as the California Gold Rush was getting underway in the late 1840s. William Pitts, was a music teacher, traveling from Wisconsin to Iowa to visit his future wife. As the stagecoach horses were being changed, he began to wander around …