The Washoe House Helped End the Civil War

The Washoe House Helped End the Civil War

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.

A Civil War Army Lodge

A Civil War Army Lodge

“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.

The Founding of a City

The Founding of a City

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.