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Commemorative Plaques & Flagholders
 of Military and Organizations
as Photographed by Joyce M. Tice 

Tribe Ben Hur


More information about this fraternal organization can be found at The seven pointed star is very unusual. Sent in by Frank Passic from Michigan whose note is below. Like many of the fraternal organizations of the time, it offered insurances.  From the same site the following information "The Tribe of Ben-Hur was one of many fraternal organizations formed in the late-nineteenth century that offered life insurance—then beyond the reach of most working people—as a major benefit of membership. Borrowing its name and symbolism from the hugely popular 1880 book by Crawfordsville resident Lew Wallace, the Tribe of Ben-Hur installed its Ben-Hur Life Association in a spectacular  five-story building in downtown Crawfordsville in 1911. With a striking white and emerald  terra cotta façade, it remains a prominent landmark despite its deteriorated condition"

Subj:  Cemetery marker Ben Hur attached
Date:  11/22/2003 10:47:57 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Frank Passic)

Hi, Joyce. This is Frank Passic, Albion Historian. While taking some photographs of a grave of a particular person, I came across this flag marker of the "TRIBE BEN HUR." I thought you might like a copy of this which is attached. This marker is in the West Eckford Cemetery on 19½ Mile Road in Eckford Township, Calhoun County, Michigan. Best wishes, Frank Passic, Albion Historian.

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 11/22/2003
By Joyce M. Tice

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