Show Notes: 'Sister' Aimee Semple McPherson

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Aimee Semple McPherson circa 1935. Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images

Aimee Semple McPherson broke all kinds of barriers in the 1920s, becoming a prominent evangelist with a large following in an era when many denominations excluded women from leadership roles. She published several books and established a church in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park. But in 1926, she went for a swim and didn't return - and her reappearance was just as mysterious.

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