Fr. Lawrence DeMong speaks to a parishioner before mass in Leader. Since July he
lives in Leader and is also pastor of Lancer and Liebental.
Model of Smith barn in Leader
Fr. Lawrence DeMong and Abbot Peter admire a model of the Smith barn in Leader Oct.
17. It was built in 1914 by Mr. Smith and it was the biggest barn in North America.
It measured 128 x 400 feet and was 60 feet high. It took 32 carloads of lumber to
build and a carload and a half of nails. The barn was dismantled in 1921.