Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
A Pictorial Catalog of
Commemorative Flagholders & Plaques
 of Organizations & Military
Free & Accepted Masons
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Commemorative Plaques & Flagholders
 of Military and Organizations
as Photographed by Joyce M. Tice 

Free and Accepted Masons

F. & A.M.

Order of the Eastern Star Presque Isle Commandery Knights Templar Grand Encampment
32nd & 33rd Degree Masons Shriners Free & Accepted Masons

Whole books have been written on the subject of Free Masonry. In fact, I have one here in front of me, but it does not seem to answer the questions I am asking. I want to know when it was founded and what its essential purposes are. I am interested in the history of the organization. Anyone who can write up such a brief explanation for this page will be appreciated.

While the Masons are present in most communities and have been around a long time, flagholders with their insignia are rare. Much more common in the masonic emblem engraved on the tombstones. Very frequently the spouse will also be an Eastern Star member, its associated women's group.

Above is a very uncommon Masonic Flagholder. The G stands for 
Geometry and the compass and square are the tools of a mason.
Above is the much more common tombstone engraved
Masonic emblem
Both this and the painted version of same foud to the right were 
located in New England.

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 06/05/2003
By Joyce M. Tice

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