CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2000 |
Sixty-five years after the death of athlete-turned-evangelist Billy Sunday, his bungalow, restored for $400,000, has opened as the Billy Sunday Home Museum. The museum and visitors center were funded mostly by state grants. Sunday, who preached to an estimated 100 million people, built a 50,000-square-foot tabernacle near his tiny home and hosted annual Bible conferences. But after World War I, Winona Lake audiences slimmed and the town's central district deteriorated.