History

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Thomas Paine was an English born American writer of philosophic and political essays and pamphlets. Among them were The Age of Reason, Rights of Man, and Common Sense (which was published during the American Revolution).

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Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, Portrait by George Henry Story.

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Boston Tea Party. This is a reproduction of one of the famous murals in the State House at Boston. It depicts the historic occasion of the Boston Tea Party when a group of citizens, garbed as Indians, showed their rightful indignation at the exorbitant taxes that King George of England had levied, by throwing a whole cargo of tea into Boston Harbor December 16, 1773.

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Paul Revere's Ride. On the 19th of April 1775, Paul Revere rode through slumbering villages to Lexington and Concord awakening the farmers from their slumber to warn them of the approach of the British soldiers.

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The First Pin the Masons wore.

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Andrew Jackson. The 7th President was a member of Harmony Lodge No. 1, Nashville, Tennessee in 1822, and in 1833 was honorary member of Florida Grand Lodge.

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William McKinley. The 25th President was made a Mason in Hiram Lodge No. 21 at Winchester, VA. Eagle Lodge No.60 at Canton, Ohio, became William McKinley Lodge No, 431.

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Puerto Rico. Luis Munoz-Marin is the first Governor to be elected by the people of Puerto Rico. He was educated in the U.S. and has been a wise and unselfish leader in helping his people live better. The island that is now called Puerto Rico was named by Columbus when he landed for John the Baptist. (San Juan Bautista)

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Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States,

Portrait by Charles Wilson Peale

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Giuseppe Garibaldi – born July 4, 1807, died June 2, 1882. Italian patriot and hero was made a Mason in Lodge "Les Amis de la Patrie" Montevideo 1844. Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of Italy, 1863, Grand Master of that country 1867. Held honorary membership in Garibaldi Lodge No.542 in the City of New York.