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History of the Grand Lodge of California. History 101. 1717. First GL. Grand Lodge Concept. England. 1730. First American Lodge. 1848 GL of Missouri Charters Western Star Lodge #98, in Benton City. Moved to Shasta City in 1851 and became #2 in GL of Ca.

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1717

First GL

Grand Lodge Concept

England

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1730

FirstAmericanLodge

1848 gl of missouri charters western star lodge 98 in benton city
1848GL of Missouri Charters Western Star Lodge #98, in Benton City

Moved to Shasta City in 1851 and became #2 in GL of Ca.

also 1848 gm of indiana issues dispensation for sierra nevada
Also: 1848GM of Indiana issues dispensation for Sierra Nevada
  • Lodge Members of failed Lodge later form Madison Lodge
1849 gm of louisiana issues grant for the pacific lodge at benicia
1849GM of Louisiana issues Grant for The Pacific Lodge at Benicia
  • Members of failed Lodge later form Benicia Lodge #5
  • First Lodge building
  • Jewels cut from tin cans
1849 g l of connecticut issues charter to connecticut lodge no 76 on january 31 st
1849G. L. of Connecticut issues Charter to Connecticut Lodge No. 76 on January 31st
  • Becomes Tehama Lodge #3 when G. L. of Ca. formed
time to form a grand lodge
Time to form a Grand Lodge!
  • March, first attempt
  • April 17, 3 Chartered Lodges and 3 U.D. Lodges formed GL in Sacremento
  • California Lodge #13, GL of D. C. became California Lodge #1
1850 gm of illinois issues dispensations
1850GM of Illinois issues Dispensations
  • Lavely Lodge in Marysville, became Marysville Lodge #9, then became Corinthian Lodge #9
  • Pacific Lodge, near Oroville, met in Long’s Bar. Later dissolved, and members joined California Lodges.
1850 gl of wisconsin issues charter to lafayette lodge 29
1850GL of Wisconsin issues Charter to Lafayette Lodge #29
  • 1851 Charter destroyed by fire,
  • Lodge moves jurisdiction to Ca,
  • Becomes Nevada Lodge #13
western star 98 becomes 2
Western Star #98 becomes #2
  • Moves from Benton City to Shasta City
1850 gl of ca has 3 lodges 103 members in april
1850GL of Ca. has 3 Lodges, 103 members in April
  • California becomes a State in Sept.
berryman jennings lodge 4
Berryman Jennings Lodge # 4
  • Named for the first G.M. of Oregon
  • Chartered by G.L. of Louisiana
  • Bankrupt in Cholera epidemic
1851 gm of louisiana issues dispensation for davy crockett lodge 7
1851GM of Louisiana issues dispensation for Davy Crockett Lodge #7
  • Ruben Clark (Master, 1851) designed and built State Capital building
  • 1852 Lodge moves jurisdiction to Ca, becomes San Fransisco Lodge #7
mining
Mining
  • Rough and Ready
  • Indian Digging
  • Saint Mark 's
  • Oro Fino
  • Violet
  • Rising Sun
  • Mount Carmel
grants and dispensations issued by
Grants and Dispensations issued by
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia
  • Indiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Ohio
  • Florida

Most never grew past Traveling Lodges.

1851 gl of ca has
1851GL of Ca. has
  • 11 Lodges
  • 304 Members
1860 gl of ca has
1860GL of Ca. has
  • 128 Lodges
  • 5,055 Members

2 Lodges move to Oregon13 Surrender their Charters2 Charters suspended for cause

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1989

1989

Grand Lodge of Hawaii

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1989

1995

Prince Hall Grand Lodge

2000 annual communication
2000 Annual Communication

45% South of Tehachapi

29 Lodges in San Diego County

2000 annual communication1
2000 Annual Communication
  • 845Charters issued
  • 90,914 Members
  • 388 Lodges

Average age

80

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History of the Grand Lodge of California

  • Grand Lodge of California
  • Officers Management Workshops
  • Masonic Education Committee

Eugene “Brother Gene” Goldman, p.m.2