Father Wernerus, shown here hovering over his ramshackle bedazzler, was afraid Americans other than Catholic Americans were worried Catholic Americans loved the Pope more than the President. So he build a Grotto full of Patriotic baubles as a tribute to both. Welcome to the Dickeyville Grotto. Constructed 1929 and the postcard mailed 1945.
Grotto and Builder Real Photo Postcard 1945 Collection Jim Linderman