New in the collection: Fields of the Wood decal

Decal of Fields of the Wood, including illustration of the monument“On June 13, 1903, Ambrose Jessup Tomlinson spent much time in prayer at the ‘fields of the wood’ in Cherokee County and had a revelation that the local Holiness church was the Church of God as prophesied in the Bible….

“In 1940, Tomlinson established a monument in Murphy at the site of his revelation. Before he died in 1943, he inscribed into the hillside in rock the ‘world’s largest Ten Commandments.’ The site today is a Bible park operated by the Church of God of Prophecy….”

— From This Day in North Carolina History