History of Wayne Lodge No; 25

History of Wayne Lodge No; 25 : F.& A. M. Fort Wayne, Indiana, Together with By-Laws and Roster of Memberships to September 1, 1911 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from History of Wayne Lodge No; 25: F.& A. M. Fort Wayne, Indiana, Together With by-Laws and Roster of Memberships to September 1, 1911 To-night we have met to celebrate the 88th anniversary of the founding of Wayne Lodge No. 25, the oldest Masonic body in northern Indiana. The history of Wayne Lodge is necessarily the history of Masonry in this part of the state, and, in fact, practically the history of Fort Wayne itself, as its early membership comprised the men whose names are inseparably linked with the history and development of northeastern Indiana. In 1823, when the dispensation was granted to a small handful of Masons, who were authorized to meet and transact business under the name of Wayne Lodge, there was but a little cluster of cabins then constituting the village known as Fort Wayne, and all gathered closely about and within the protection of the fort, which had lately been abandoned by the soldiers. At that date, it is said, that there was not a white man's house between here and the Michigan line, and none between Fort Wayne and Chicago, which itself was but a fort and Indian trading post and of no more importance than Fort Wayne. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 77g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1330128443
  • 9781330128442