You may not be familiar with Francis Julius Bellamy. He was a Christian, a Socialist, and a Minister.1
You are, however, familiar with his most famous work: A little poem called the Pledge of Allegiance. Tourists do indeed visit the Village of Mount Morris to get a look at the house he lived in until 5 years of age. Mt. Morris has always enjoyed an extra dose of patriotism generated by this tie to American history, and while the Bellamy’s home is a private residence and not open to the public, people still pause to enjoy the shops during their visit.
Francis Bellamy House (163 Main St):