(Image: "Avenues of Early Settlement" Source: C. Camp. ed., Influence of Geography upon Early North Carolina (Raleigh: Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission, 1963). This article, entitled "Early Settlement" by David Goldfield, Professor of History at UNC, Charlotte, 2005, outlines in careful detail the development of the frontier in the North Carolina Colony during the period, 1657 through 1835.
This is a monument for the battles that took place between the Roman Catholics and the Waldensians. The Waldensians faced persecution for disagreeing with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. They were martyred and thrown off mountain tops but they still stood up for their right to follow Christ and read the Bible. Eventually, the Waldensians gained the freedom to practice their own religion, that is, to this day, still practiced in Italy.
It was a journey of faith as the Waldensians made their exile from the Alpine Valleys of Italy to America. Relive their experience on a tour of the Waldensian Trail of Faith, which brings their struggles to life, commemorates their sacrifices and celebrates their triumphs. www.waldensiantra...
Agape defines itself as an ecumenical center and applies the term, “ecumenical,” in a very open sense. The word encompasses the given encounter between believers of different faiths and religious confessions, but also takes on a secular character, meaning that even those without religious confession can feel at home. Agape is located in one of the Waldensian Valleys, the only area in Italy where protestants constitute a significant presence in the population.
Festa Di San Rocco Orsogna Italy ~ Women with Conga - used long ago to carry water home. The women is dressing in traditional Abruzzo costume. During the feast. They walk around town with the conga's on their heads. Circle- is indicative of Orsonga and the triangular is indicative or Abruzzo