Volume III

History of Free Masonry in Oklahoma

by Charles E. Creager, John G. Hough, and James A. Lathim

This comprehensive survey of the early history of Freemasonry in Indian Territory and Oklahoma was originally published in 1935 by the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma.  In 1973 the Oklahoma Lodge of Research republished it as its third Volume.  It has long been hailed as the definitive source on the subject and includes twenty-one chapters on a broad range of topics.

Table of Contents

  • In the Beginning
  • Masonry to the Indian
  • Masonry in War
  • Masonry Survives War
  • Indian Territory Grand Lodge
  • Capitular Masonry Arrives
  • Struggle for Recognition
  • Imposters and Trials
  • A Decade of Progress
  • The Cryptic Rite
  • Order of High Priesthood
  • Masonry Moves Westward
  • The Orders of Knighthood
  • The Scottish Rite
  • Relief and the Orphans’ Homes
  • The Grand Lodges Unite
  • The Masonic Homes
  • Fifty Years of Usefulness
  • Masonry and Education
  • A Grand Chapter Review
  • The Spirit of Oklahoma Masonry

The original 1935 version of Volume III has been republished by the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma and is available for purchase from the Oklahoma Lodge of Research’s “Traveling” Masonic Bookstore and online from Lulu.com.