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Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord!

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From its early days on the frontiers of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky, the old-fashioned camp meeting has stood in folklore as a wild and raucous outdoor gathering where the rugged pioneer vented his religious steam, often in unusual ways. Carried on the wings of the Second Great Awakening at the turn of the 19th-century, the idea of the camp meeting spread both on the frontier and along the eastern seaboard, and became a hallmark of American Methodism.