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*What happened in Masonic History Today?  

We visit our friends at Masonrytoday.com to learn about the life of Benjamin Alden Bidlack. http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=2&new_day=06&new_year=2016

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*Todays topic is Hancock Lodge No. 311 located on Fort Leavenworth Base in Kansas.  We sit down for a wonderful chat with R:.W:. Brother Herb Merrick who fills us in on some pretty amazing history of the lodge and some of the very notable and influential men that walked those halls and sat in those lodge seat.

Website: http://hancock311.org/

Email:  hancocklodge311@yahoo.com

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