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05-31-2007, 01:13 AM
Posted By: <b>Mike Pugeda</b><p>In an effort to keep traffic flowing, I will tell my antique find story.<br /><br />I enjoy going to flea markets, antique stores, etc. in hopes of discovering the holy grail. My brother and wife assure me that these places have "the finest sh*t on earth" and most of the time I agree with them.<br /><br />But one day I was drawn to a composite photo. I started to look through the rows of small photos hoping to find an old ball player in the mix, but after the first couple of rows I figured I was wasting my time. I started to walk away, but something drew me back. And sure enough in the very next row, I saw the name....Mordecai Brown. My excitement was tempered as I was sure that when I checked the price on back, it would be some astronomical price. When I turned it over it read...$10.00....Eureka!!!<br /><br />Anyway, the picture is below. Does anyone have any idea what the Mississippi Valley Consistory is or was? I tried researching but to no avail. <br /><br /><img src="http://www2.propichosting.com/Images/450021087/1.jpg"><br /><br /><img src="http://www2.propichosting.com/Images/450021087/2.jpg">

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05-31-2007, 01:36 AM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>con·sis·to·ry (kn-sst-r)<br />n. pl. con·sis·to·ries<br />1.<br />a. Roman Catholic Church An assembly of cardinals presided over by the pope for the solemn promulgation of papal acts, such as the canonization of a saint.<br />b. A governing body of a local congregation in certain Reformed churches.<br />c. A court appointed to regulate ecclesiastical affairs in Lutheran state churches.<br />d. An Anglican diocesan court presided over by a bishop's chancellor or commissary.<br />2. The meeting of a consistory.<br />3. A council; a tribunal.<br /><br />(I had to look it up)

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05-31-2007, 01:42 AM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>I haven't read the new Brown biography, but the SABR bio of Brown indicates he appeared to live in Terre Haute, Indiana from 1920 on. <a href="http://bioproj.sabr.org/bioproj.cfm?a=v&v=l&bid=101&pid=1684" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://bioproj.sabr.org/bioproj.cfm?a=v&v=l&bid=101&pid=1684</a> Don't know if that is in the Mississippi Valley range.<br /><br />Max

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05-31-2007, 01:59 AM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>Terre Haute is in the Mississippi Valley.

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05-31-2007, 11:44 AM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>That sure looks like him. Great pickup Mike.