Triplet Freemasons – Lafayette No. 3

  While working on the scanning project of “Oregon Freemason Periodicals” I came across this wonderful item of Masonic History.  This is even more important for my lodge of Union No. 3 in McMinnville Or.   Lafayette No. 3 consolidated with Lafayette No. 3 in the 1990’s.

This is a perfect example of the hidden and forgotten histories that are hidden within our old books, periodicals and records within our lodge and Grand Lodge archives.

What is hiding in your archives?


Lafayette No. 3 1854 – Certificate of Standing Hand Written

A very interesting item surfaced this morning during indexing.  A handwritten certificate of standing from Lafayette No. 3 1854.  Very early correspondence for this young jurisdiction.

Lafayette No. 3 – July 4th 1854 “Lodge Flag presented”

Lafayette No. 3 – July 4th 1854 “Lodge Flag presented”


Here is a wonderful account of a Oregon Pioneer.  Her insight of a July 4th celebration in 1854 in a small little town named Lafayette Oregon is very valuable.

This flag is most likely lost to history.