Category: Masonic Education

History of Masonry in California: California’s First Mason

by Shawn Bell Before the Grand Lodge of California came into existence in 1850, the first Masons began arriving in the area. While there were many Masons who came to California, first Master Mason to arrive and settle in the area permanently was Brother Abel Sterrns. Nicknamed “Cara de Caballo” (“Horse Face”) for his “long-jawed …

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History of Masonry in California: California’s First Masonic Funeral

by Bro. Bell  The first Masonic funeral in California took place in 1849 before there was a Grand Lodge here, and before California was even admitted into the Union. During the California Gold Rush, the body of a heavily tattooed man was discovered floating in San Francisco Bay. Upon examination, he was found to be …

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The Politics of Freemasonry

W:.Tim Bryce, PM, MPS The Politics of Freemasonry by W:.Tim Bryce, PM, MPS timb001@phmainstreet.com Palm Harbor, Florida, USA “A Foot Soldier for Freemasonry” “Evil (ignorance) is like a shadow – it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to …

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