Monday, September 23, 2013

Decker's Chapel St. Marys, Pennsylvania

One day while tending to his apple orchards, a gentleman named Michael Decker took a horrendous fall from a tree and sustained critical injuries. As a religiously devout man he made a vow to himself. If he returned to health he would construct and maintain a quaint rural chapel. In 1856 his promise came to fruition and has been attracting visitors ever since. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. The church measures in at 12 feet by 18 feet making it one of the smallest churches in the United States. But if you're in the area of St. Mary's, Pennsylvania, you'll find it's not easy to miss.

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