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Picturing The Past: 'Cyclone Mack' Traveled Widely Preaching To Thousands

 

Last updated 4/6/2020 at 1:15pm

Baxter Franklin "Cyclone Mack" McLendon

Baxter Franklin McLendon was born into a poor tenant farming family in South Carolina in 1879. He received little formal education as a child but was introduced to religion through a traveling evangelist and believed he was destined to become a preacher. However, as a young man, he was also a heavy drinker, involved in bootlegging, cockfighting, gambling and other illegal activities. He even shot another man in anger.

Around 1907 an inebriated McLendon attended one of the popular tent revivals of the early nineteenth century. From this experience he was converted and attended seminary....



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