In August 1866, 157 people, primarily from Maine, followed charismatic preacher George Adams from Jonesport to the Holy Land. How this came to be, and what became of the emigrants is recounted in the article. [images]
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages—Palestine, Jonesport (Me. : Town)
Wright, Virginia M., "Strange Pilgrimage" (2016). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 4592.
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