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Near Climax in Summit County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Kokomo Masonic Lodge

 
 
Kokomo Masonic Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 28, 2017
1. Kokomo Masonic Lodge Marker
Inscription.
In this valley the towns of Robinson, Kokomo and Recen existed.
Kokomo was the site of the highest Masonic Lodge in the U.S.A.
Corinthian Lodge No. 42 A.E. & A.M.
1882 – 1966

Elevation 10,618 feet

 
Location. 39° 23.433′ N, 106° 11.417′ W. Marker is near Climax, Colorado, in Summit County. Marker is on State Highway 91 9.8 miles south of Interstate 70, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in a pull-out on the west side of Colorado State Highway 91. Marker is in this post office area: Climax CO 80429, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fremont Pass (approx. 1 miles away); Top Secret (approx. 1.6 miles away); Welcome to Climax! (approx. 1.6 miles away); 10th Mountain Division Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); Office of Stratigic Services (O.S.S.) NORSO (Rype Group) Special Force (approx. 6.7 miles away); Norwegian Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); Construction of Camp Hale (approx. 7.7 miles away); Vail / Vail Pass Country (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Climax.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a beautifully engraved granite
Kokomo Masonic Lodge Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 28, 2017
2. Kokomo Masonic Lodge Marker (wide view)

Robinson Lake and the Robinson Tailings Pond, remnants of the former town, are visible beyond the marker in the valley.
stone, about 4 feet high, located in a small fenced-in area overlooking the subject valley
 
Also see . . .
1. Corinthian Lodge No. 42, A.F. & A.M.
On April 16, 1881, a dispensation was granted to Corinthian, No. 42 and sponsored by Ionic Lodge No. 35 of Leadville. The officers were John N. Harder, W.M.; F. H. Sutherland, S.W.; Albert L. Ordeau, J .W.; and B. C. Ross, Secretary. Their first meeting U.D. was May 3, 1881. On September 19, 1881, the Charter was read and Corinthian Lodge No. 42 duly opened by J. M. Fox acting for Grand Master Robert A. Quillian. (Submitted on September 4, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Kokomo, Colorado.
Kokomo was the center of activity in what came to be known as the Tenmile District. Minor placer gold discoveries were made as early as 1861 but significant mining in the area did not begin until after the rich silver deposits in nearby Leadville were discovered in 1877. (Submitted on September 4, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Kokomo and Racen.
Few mining towns had an elevation greater than that of Kokomo's 10,618 feet. Access to the town in 1878 was only by narrow trails carved out of the side of mountains. The summer of 1879 saw Kokomo with a population of 1500. By the year 1881, the town had grown to 10,000. It was in that year a disastrous fire nearly destroyed all of the wooden structures in the town. (Submitted on September 4, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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