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Pella Iowa: Tulips in a Crumbled Castle (2)

In our study of the history of Pella, we have noted the reasons why Reformed believers wanted to leave the Netherlands. In addition to persecution, the farmers suffered from a severe potato blight. What makes Pella unique is the man who led the Reformed believers out of the Netherlands and to the plains of America. […]

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Pella Iowa: Tulips in a Crumbled Castle (1)

Nestled in the plains of Southeast Iowa, along the Des Moines River, not far from Lake “Red Rock,” we find a city of 9300 souls with the name “Pella.” Here we find one of our own Protestant Reformed churches, as well as some very interesting history. Pella is a strange name for a city in […]

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