Bob Leidy recalls the Billy Graham Crusade at the venerable Jaffa Shrine auditorium in Altoona, Pa., in June 1949. Even the leather-covered folding chairs are the same as they were 65 years ago.
Bob Leidy recalls the Billy Graham Crusade at the venerable Jaffa Shrine auditorium in Altoona, Pa., in June 1949. Even the leather-covered folding chairs are the same as they were 65 years ago. McClatchy-Tribune
Bob Leidy recalls the Billy Graham Crusade at the venerable Jaffa Shrine auditorium in Altoona, Pa., in June 1949. Even the leather-covered folding chairs are the same as they were 65 years ago. McClatchy-Tribune

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