Brady church celebrates 125 years

In 1887, the citizens of then Brady Island determined they needed a religious center, and a Sunday school was organized and conducted in the second story of the Griffin Store on the south side of the Union Pacific railroad tracks. The town was only slightly more than 20-years-old at the time, being settled when the railroad came through in 1866.

Though in the midst of a drought, the Christian families of Brady decided to not only rebuild their homes and businesses, but also decided to build a house of worship. In May 1892, a building committee was formed, and on June 20 they purchased a lot for $100 on which they planned to build the church. They bought the lumber from the town’s lumber yard for $750, and plans were drawn up for furnishing the house of worship.

For more of this story see the Sept. 27 edition of The Gothenburg Times.