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1851 – Square and Compass from Lafayette No. 3

In the collection of Union No. 3 in McMinnville Oregon is a curious framed lead Square and Compass that was used at Lafayette No. 3.  Very likely the oldest Square and Compass in existence in Oregon.

Written on Frame:

“This Square and Compass was made of lead and Presented by L. G. Suter (Likely Levi George Suiter ) to Lafayette Lodge No. 3, A. F. and A. M. at the time charter was issued – – May 9, 1851, and used until May 14, 1927, making a total of 76 years.”


Lafayette No. 3 1851 Lead Square and Compass

Poems from WB Dale B – Union No. 3 McMinnville Or.

A wonderful example of love of poetry is shared for all.  In Union NO. 3 in McMinnville Or. we were blessed with a wonderful man and Freemason WB Dale.  He was our Poet laureate.  During many degrees and meetings he would sit quietly and listen to the business of the lodge diligently writing the poetry for the night.  At the end of the meeting he would raise his hand and announce to the WM in the East that he had something to share.  He would slowly stand and present his poem to the Brothers.  Those nights are greatly missed by this Brother.  Our dear WB Dale is greatly missed.