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1890
In accordance with Shaw’s will, a local clergyman begins preaching an annual "Flower Sermon."


Mausoleum with ladies in front. Taken from a Stereo View.

In another provision of his will, Shaw bequeathed two hundred dollars annually to the Bishop of the Episcopal Church for an annual sermon to be preached "on the wisdom and goodness of God as shown in the growth of flowers, fruits, and other products of the vegetable kingdom." On the Sunday of the sermon, the church was filled with beautiful flowers and plants from the Botanical Garden.

 

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