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Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Forty - Niners
 
The Forty - Niners Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
1. The Forty - Niners Marker
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Inscription. Near this point ten Lafayette Freemasons, operating as traveling Sierra Nevada Lodge, embarked March 27, 1849 on six-months' journey by boat to Mexico, then overland to Pacific, then by ship to California gold fields.
 
Erected 1975 by Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Indiana.
 
Location. 40° 25.1′ N, 86° 53.453′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Street (Indiana Route 26) and North 6th Street, on the right when traveling west on Columbia Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette IN 47901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Tribute to Joe Rumpza - The Vegetable King (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Red Crown Mini-Museum (about 500 feet away); 1825 Lafayette 1925 (about 700 feet away); General Lafayette - Fountain (about 700 feet away); To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Tippecanoe County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Earl & Hatcher Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Purdue Block (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Also see . . .  Masonic History of the Grand Lodge of California. The Grand Master of Indiana issued a dispensation to form Sierra Nevada Lodge, in Grass Valley, in 1848. The Lodge eventually failed, and its members later formed Madison Lodge, which was chartered under the Grand Lodge of California. (Submitted on August 30, 2010.) 
 
Wide View - The Forty - Niners Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
2. Wide View - The Forty - Niners Marker
 

 
Additional keywords. California Gold Rush
 
Long View - The Forty - Niners Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
3. Long View - The Forty - Niners Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 563 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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