Sunday, April 22, 2012

Masonic Dedication

Tillman County Historical Society
Annual Meeting
April 22, 2012
Members of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Oklahoma (at right) dedicated cornerstones at the Tillman County Historical Society's annual meeting.
 Stones Dedicated in Masonic Ceremony
Officials of the Oklahoma Grand Masonic Lodge came to Frederick on Sunday afternoon, April 22, to dedicate old and new cornerstones at the Tillman County Historical Society’s Pioneer Townsite Museum.
Grand Master Randall Rogers of McAlister led the ceremony which is largely unchanged from the 1922 Masonic dedication of the cornerstone at the old Frederick High School (Central Elementary). Two new stones were dedicated at the April 22 ceremony – a Masonic stone and a stone to represent the Pioneer Townsite. All three stones will be displayed in a permanent monument that will be erected in coming months at the museum.
The April 22, 2012, dedication was set exactly 33 years after dedication of the Tillman County Historical Society’s initial project – restoration of the 1902 Horse Creek School. On April 22, 1979, approximately 700 people gathered on a Sunday afternoon to dedicate the schoolhouse. The one-room Horse Creek School still stands as an anchor of the museum complex.
Masonic Grand Master Randy Rogers reaches for the winning ticket.
Raffle of Caboose Reproduction
Following dedication of the stones, a drawing was held to determine winner of the historical society’s Frisco caboose reproduction.
     Grand Master Randy Rogers did the honors of drawing the ticket. Winner was Cade Varner, the grandson of Lori and Keith Varner of Frederick.

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