Edward II found an order of chivalry modeled on the Knights of the Round Table. The Order of the Garter was dedicated to honor and charity.
The towns of Santa Rosa and Petaluma nearly went to battle against each other during the Civil War. After the Santa Rosa Democrat intimated that Lincoln’s assassination may have been a “good event,” Petaluma’s armed troops had even gathered to invade Santa Rosa to burn down the newspaper office there.
“I have never seen a lodge in which the reality and romance of Masonry were so closely and strongly entwined” as Army Lodge #8, which held meetings during the brutal Winters of the Civil war.
Originally Lodges were dedicated to King Solomon, famous for the Temple which bears his name. Many Master Masons have been confused as to why we now dedicate our Lodges to “the Holy Saints John” and what the symbolism there is.
Masons help found the city of Covina in 1916, and now reflect and reminisce on a full century of growth, development, and civil outreach. Today we explore the important cornerstone-laying celebration at its founding.
A deep, photographic dive into the world’s most famous Masonic edifice, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia. Check it out!