Knights of Pythias, Lake Sabattus Lodge No. 95 Official Record Book
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Records of the Knights of Pythias' lodge meetings in Sabbattus, Maine.
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The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization and secret society founded in Washington, DC, on February 19, 1864.
The Knights of Pythias was the first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an act of the United States Congress. It was founded by Justus H. Rathbone, who had been inspired by a play by the Irish poet John Banim about the legend of Damon and Pythias. This legend illustrates the ideals of loyalty, honor, and friendship that are the center of the order.
The order has over 2,000 lodges in the United States and around the world, with a total membership of over 50,000 in 2003.
1 volume (40 cm)
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Records of lodge meetings in Sabbattus, Maine.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Bess Cutler Gallery, York Beach, Me. in January 2003.
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