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1890 Cornerstone Ceremony

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Columbus, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 42' 13.24217999988", -96° 32' 22.19589999996"
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    The building of the Colorado County Courthouse began with a public celebration July 7, 1890. About 3,000 people attended a barbecue in a grove north of town. They later marched to the Courthouse Square in a procession led by a local marching band. Members of Caledonia Lodge No. 68, A. F. & A. M. laid the cornerstone with Masonic ceremonies. Following the ceremony the crowd gathered together for a return procession to the grove. Later that evening a grand ball was held at the Stafford Opera House. The new Courthouse was completed in February 1891. (1990)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

1890 Cornerstone Ceremony Historical Marker Location Map, Columbus, Texas

Related Themes: Texas Freemasons, Masonic Lodges, Freemasonry, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
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