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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1910 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. FRATERNAL ORDERS OP DULUTH. MASONRY. The history of Masonry in Minnesota is older than the history of the state. Before the days of statehood and while Minnesota was still a territory, there were still a number of Masonic lodges in it. These had been organized under dispensation from the Grand Lodges of other states, from which they subsequently received charters. Previous to February, 1853, the chartered lodges of Masons in the territory were: St. John's Lodge, Stillwater, chartered by the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin; Cataract Lodge at St. Anthony, now Minneapolis, chartered by the Grand Lodge of Illinois; and St. Paul Lodge, of St. Paul, chartered by the Grand Lodge of Ohio. Under the circumstances and conditions it certainly required nerve and faith to determine on the formation of a Grand Lodge for Minnesota, but so it was, and on February 23, 1853, delegates from these lodges met at St. Paul and proceeded to form the Grand Lodge of Minnesota. A committee was appointed and the following day reported a draft of a constitution for the government of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota, which report was accepted and the proposed constitution was adopted. The selection of officers resulted as follows: A. E. Ames, P. M., grand master; A. Goodrich, P. M., deputy grand master; D. F. Brawles, P. M., grand senior warden; A. Van Vorhes, P. M., grand junior warden; E. Case, P. M., grand treasurer; J. George Lemon, grand secretary; D. W. C. Dunwell, grand senior deacon; D. B. Loomis, grand junior deacon; S. Patridge, grand sword bearer; A. T. C. Pierson, P. M., grand marshal; H. N. Setger, grand pursuivant; AVilliam C. Nawberlain, grand chaplain; Lott Noffet, senior grand steward; C. W. Borup, junior grand steward; William Harshorn, grand tyler. The installation o...
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    History of Duluth and St. Louis County, Past and Present Volume 1
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    Ingram

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