Freemasonry in the Wild West

Freemasonry in the Wild West

by Kyle A. Grafstrom


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An accessible, up-to-date account of the role played by Freemasonry and Freemasons in the westward expansion of the United States. From the rise and fall of John Jacob Astor’s fur empire to the heroic crossing of the Oregon Trail, the story of the Masonic fraternity in the American West is explained in a lavishly-illustrated format.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603020268
Publisher: Plumbstone
Publication date: 12/23/2017
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part One: John Jacob Astor and his Fur Empire, 1810 to 1813
  • Part Two: Astoria and Beyond, 1811 to 1814
  • Part Three: The Mountain Man Era, 1822 to 1840
  • Part Four: The Oregon Trail and the First Masonic Charter West of the Rockies, 1845 to 1850
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Image Credits
  • About the Author

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