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Junaluska Community Map_Keefe (1).pdf
Numbered parcels indicate land owned by black members of the community, as identified by Virgil Greer in 1998.

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The Mennonite faith stresses the value of non-violence and for that reason, some members of the church did not serve during World War II; however, there were still men in Junaluska (and a few from the church) that entered the military. Some of these…

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The 1980s saw the formation of the Mennonite Church’s first choir, The Gospel Gems. They were a popular musical quartet that temporarily dissolved in the latter half of the decade, later reforming in 1993. Their music, inspired by slave hymnals,…

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Junaluska had its own baseball team, the Boone Mountain Lions, who competed against other towns and prison teams.

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Praise activity in the Boone Church

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In 1917 Rev. Joseph and Kathania Tschetter began holding Mennonite services in the Junaluska community’s school house. A congregation of eight original members was established, and by 1918 the Boone Brethren Mennonite Church was founded where it…

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Horton attended school at the Salem Mennonite Mission Church and Orphanage even though he was not an orphan. The influence of the Mennonite missionaries had a great influence on him as a child, and in 1935, he became the minister of the Boone…

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The Junaluska Heritage Association formed in 2011 as a a community based organization created to preserve cultural heritage and assist in preserving and growing the community itself. Since that time, the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church has served as…
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