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#77-411 Exterior of St. Olaf’s Lutheran Church near Cranfills Gap, Texas, June 1977.  From Institute of Texan Cultures Collection, San Antonio.




Rock Church Past and Present

Deep in the heart of Texas, located on Bosque County Road 4145 between Cranfills Gap and Clifton, is what the local people call “The Rock Church.” Built in 1886 by Norwegian settlers in the area, Saint Olaf Lutheran Church (St Olafs Kirke – as it is carved above the doorway) still serves as a place of worship, especially at Christmas Evening candlelight service and Easter sunrise service.


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Althing Spring 2019 - Clifton