Winterburn Lodge - 1912
Winterburn Lodge No. 319, I.O.O.F. in 1912. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded on the North American Continent in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 26, 1819, and they dedicated the organization to "Visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the orphans."
I.O.O.F. became the first national fraternity to include both men and women when it adopted the Rebekah Degree on September 20, 1851. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs were also the first fraternal organization to establish homes for senior members and for orphaned children. Today, Odd Fellows and Rebekahs continue to exist with nearly 10,000 lodges in approximately 26 countries. (Photo courtesy of Pocahontas County Historical Society, ID: PHS000309)
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