Near Climax in Summit County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Kokomo Masonic Lodge
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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fremont Pass (approx. 1½ miles away); Highway in the Sky (approx. 1.6 miles away); Life on the High Line (approx. 1.6 miles away); Top Secret (approx. 1.6 miles away); Skiing on Top of the World (approx. 1.6 miles away); More Than Just a Mine (approx. 1.6 miles away); Welcome to Climax! (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Big Shot (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Climax.
More about this marker. Marker is a beautifully engraved granite stone, about 4 feet high, located in a small fenced-in area overlooking
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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