This Week in Texas Methodist History

Date Posted: 5/7/2012

General Conference Convenes in Dallas, May 6, 1902

Bishop Henry Clay Morrison hammered the 14th General Conference of the MECS into session on May 6, 1902, in the auditorium on the Fair Grounds in Dallas, Texas.  It seems that local organizers had forgotten to secure a gavel so Morrison used a common carpenter’s hammer.

The fact that the General Conference was meeting in Dallas was a point of pride not only for Dallas, but also for all of Texas… 


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