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Pioneer Masons of Nebraska Territory

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 23, 2013
1. Pioneer Masons of Nebraska Territory Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated October 23, 1956
by
M. W. Merle M. Hale,
Grand Master

in honor of the pioneer Masons of Nebraska .Territory who founded Masonry in Nebraska City as Giddings Lodge No. 156, chartered by the Grand Lodge of Missouri, May 28, 1856.

On September 23, 1857, Giddings Lodge No. 156 with Nebraska Lodge No. 184 and Capitol Lodge No. 101, formed the Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Nebraska, at which time Giddings Lodge was chartered as Western Star Lodge No. 2, A.F.&A.M. of Nebraska.

 
Erected 1956 by Grand Lodge of Nebraska, A.F.&A.M.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 28, 1856.
 
Location. 40° 40.607′ N, 95° 51.548′ W. Marker is in Nebraska City, Nebraska, in Otoe County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue and 11th Street (U.S. 75), on the right when traveling west on Central Avenue. Marker is on the
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former Masonic Temple. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nebraska City NE 68410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mother Church of Methodism in Nebraska (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church Original 1855 Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Church of Nebraska Methodism (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall (about 700 feet away); St. Mary's (about 800 feet away); Nebraska City Volunteer Fire Dept. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting (approx. 0.2 miles away); This ELI Windmill (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nebraska City.
 
Also see . . .  Substantial Growth of Masonry in Nebraska (reprinted in The Omaha Bee, 1900). (Submitted on July 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Pioneer Masons of Nebraska Territory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 23, 2013
2. Pioneer Masons of Nebraska Territory Marker
Former Masonic Temple
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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