The Gold Rush fever of the Pikes Peak region in 1858 was intoxicating. It entranced men of all descriptions, fortune-hunters, prospectors, and rovers, eager for quick wealth and excitement. Its hurriedly-formed wagon trains departing from Missouri river outposts threw together for 700-mile, month-long journeys, men of every ilk, many of them fleeing from the rigidity of law and order and civilization. [Read more…]
Long ago Tacitus remarked that the principal office of history is to prevent virtuous actions from being forgotten.
This volume has been assembled to preserve some of the romance of the founding of Masonry in Colorado – of the organization and development of its Grand Lodge and constituent Lodges during its first century. [Read more…]
LEON H. SNYDEH, EI Paso No. 13, Colorado Springs – Grand Master
ELLIS LATIMER, Mount Lamborn No. 102, Hotchkiss – Deputy Grand Master
CLARENCE L. BARTHOLIC, Highlands No. 86, Denver – Senior Grand Warden
CHARLES L. THOMSON, Salida No .57, Salida – Junior Grand Warden
THOMAS F. VARDIE, Palestine No. 151, Denver – Grand Treasurer
HARRY W. BUNDY, Denver No. 5, Denver – Grand Secretary
ALBERT E. JAMESON, La Veta No. 59, La Veta – Grand Lecturer
JOHN H. WESCH, Cortez No. 133, Cortez – Senior Grand Deacon
JEAN S. BREITENSTEIN, Columbia No. 14, Boulder – Grand Orator
IRVING M. CANNON, Occidental No. 20, Greeley – Grand Marshal
CHARLES T. GORE, Paul Revere No. 162, Denver – Junior Grand Deacon
STEWART A. SHAFER, Denver No.5, Denver – Senior Grand Steward
WILLIAM L. GOBIN, St. Johns No. 75, Rocky Ford – Junior Grand Steward
ERIC SMITH, Paonia No. 121, Paonia – Grand Chaplain
JOEL C. WALLACE, Jr., El Paso No. 13, Colorado Springs – Grand Tiler [Read more…]
To the courageous spirit of “The Original Seven” and the other pioneers who established Masonic principles in the Rocky Mountain area, this voLume is gratefully dedicated. [Read more…]
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