Cane Ridge Revival

From August 6-12, as many as 20,000 people came to Cane Ridge, northeast of Lexington, for a sacramental meeting often remembered as “America’s Pentecost.” For over a year strange occurrences had been reported at revivals in southern and central Kentucky: jerks, barking, “falling down” and piercing shrieks accompanied fervent preaching and singing.

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1801