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United Order of Foresters Nicollet Lodge, No. 91 Collection M/A 2000.73.01
|Creator:||United Order of Foresters. Nicollet Lodge, No. 91. (Minneapolis, Minn.)|
|Title:||United Order of Foresters Nicollet Lodge, No. 91 Collection|
|Repository:||James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library|
The United Order of Foresters was a fraternal society organized in 1893. It's home office was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The first known recorded meeting of the Nicollet Lodge (or Nicollet Court) chapter of the United Order of Foresters was on April 14, 1897. By April of 1899 the Nicollet Lodge chapter of the United Order of Foresters had over one hundred members. Meetings were held at 723 Nicollet Avenue on alternate Tuesdays. Around 1912 the meetings were moved to K.P. Hall, Masonic Temple (524-30 Hennepin Avenue) and the meeting time was changed to alternate Saturdays. Meetings were conducted under the rules of parliamentary procedures. However, meetings were also social and often included hired entertainment and meals.
Club leaders were referred to as "Chief Ranger." Club members were referred to as "Brothers." One of the most popular membership benefits was the option to buy whole life and term insurance.
Description of the Collection
Collection consists of two hardbound minutes books spanning the years from 1897-1913. Collection also includes printouts retrieved from the internet providing background information on the United Order of Foresters.
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