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New Steeple Installed with Helicopter at Bethesda Bible Church, Ypsilanti, October 1963

New Steeple Installed with Helicopter at Bethesda Bible Church, Ypsilanti, October 1963 image
Day
14
Month
October
Year
1963
Caption
HEAVENWARD LIFT: Down-to-earth considerations of safety and cost prompted Pastor Eldon E. Weatherly to turn to the heavens for assistance in placing a new 300-pound wooden spire atop the Bethesda Bible Church, on Lowell St. just off Forest in Ypsilanti, Saturday. The spire was raised from a nearby field by helicopter at 11:45 a.m. and placed, after once slipping off, on its base in about 15 minutes. The above photograph was taken as a parishioner (behind spire) guided it into position. The Rev. Weatherly then climbed the steeple and held the spire against a brisk breeze until it was bolted down from inside. Coffee was then served workers and spectators.
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