Friday, October 31, 2014

Freemasonry and the Lewis and Clark Expedition: Information Sources


Information sources used in the research for this series of articles:


Web sites -
Grand Lodges:
Grand Lodge of Georgia
Grand Lodge of Missouri
Grand Lodge of Oregon
Grand Lodge of California
Grand Lodge of Iowa
Grand Lodge of Washington
Other Masonic Lodges:
St Louis Missouri Lodge No. 1
Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4
Wikipedia:
History of Freemasonry
Premier Grand Lodge of England
Thomas Smith Webb
History of Masonic Grand Lodges in North America
Louisiana Purchase
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Charles Floyd (explorer)
Thomas Webb:
WEBB'S FREEMASON'S MONITOR
Masonic History:
Masonic Trivia
Phoenix Freemasonry:
Phoenix Masonry, Inc.
Masonic Education:
Freemasons and Freemasonry
Old Charges
American Revolution:
The American Revolution, 1763 - 1783
Louisiana Purchase:
The Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Baltimore Convention:
THE CONVENTION THAT CHANGED THE FACE OF FREEMASONRY
The Baltimore Convention
The Convention That Changed Freemasonry
PBS:
The Corps
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky:
Charles Floyd
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center:
Sioux City Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Discovering Lewis and Clark:
Meriwether Lewis, Master Mason
Lewis and Clark.com:
Military Members of the Expedition’s Permanent Party
Wikimedia:
United States 1804
We Proceeded On:
WPO Issue Index
Frances Hunter's American Heroes Blog:
Lewis & Clark as Masons
Journals:
Journals - May 1804 - September 1804
The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Journals of Lewis and Clark, by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Big Hole Valley:
Wisdom
NIU:
Freemasonry comes to Illinois
Ste. Genevieve:
Freemasonry Crosses the Mississippi
Oregon City:
707 Main Street - Masonic Temple Multnomah No. 1


Hard Copy:
Books:
American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities by Mark A. Tabbert
Periodicals -
Masonic Analyst:
Lewis and Clark Missouri Masonic Pioneers - p 163-164, No. 3 August, 1926
87th Birthday Celebrated by Multnomah Lodge No. 1 - Vol. 13, No. 5, October, 1935
East to West, Between North and South - Vol. 4
Multnomah Lodge No. 1 Holds Anniversary - Vol. 6, p 231, October, 1928
Masonry in Oregon a Product of Pioneer Life - Vol. 1, Pgs 5-10 & 35-36, June, 1923
Grand Master of Oregon-is Honored by "The Builder", Freemasonry Is in Itself an Education
The Royal Arch Mason Magazine:
The Lewis and Clark Expedition The Masonic Story - Vol. 20, No. 8, p 233-238
Famous Lodges-Louisiana No. 109 - Vol. 5, March 1956, p 150-153
Illinois Lodge of Research:
A History of Kaskaskia Lodge #86 and it's Predecessor Western Star Lodge #107 - Vol. 21, p 21-24
Missouri Grand Lodge Bulletin:
When Freemasonry Followed the Flag - Vol. 4, No. 1, February, 1927, p 19-22

Previous articles:
Freemasonry and the Lewis and Clark Expedition: Introduction
Freemasonry and the Lewis and Clark Expedition: Thank You

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Freemasonry and the Lewis and Clark Expedition: Thank You

Thank you to the various web sites, including but not limited: to grand lodge web sites, PBS web sites, University of Nebraska Lincoln web site, the Guttenburg web site, various history web sites, wikipedia, and others too numerous to mention. Without the several and various sources of information this research would have taken a lot longer to complete. As much effort as possible will be taken to link to your web sites within the various articles in this series.

Special thanks goes to:

George Harrison - A friend, brother within the fraternity and mentor who has always been within the length of my cable tow. I have only had to simply ask for his help and he has always freely given it. George was a valuable asset in the research of this series.

Bill Kreuger - Grand Lodge of Iowa Librarian. Bill has been very gracious in sending the requested materials needed for the research of this series.

Grand Lodge of Iowa Library - They have one of the best collections on hand and available to anyone who needs it for research and a user friendly way to search for the cataloged materials.

Bev Hinds -  Bev is an expert on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. She answered my questions and gave me a certain insight and perspective on the expedition causing me to expand my research into something I likely never would have had I not spoken with her.

Staff at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Sioux City, Iowa - They provided valuable information and a specific piece of research materials which helped launch and expand the rest of the research for this series.

My wife for tolerating me and supporting me while creating this series.


Previous articles:
Freemasonry and the Lewis and Clark Expedition: Introduction

Freemasonry and the Lewis and Clark Expedition: Introduction

This series is about the connection between Freemasonry and the Lewis and Clark Expedition  also called the Corps of Discovery. The research done for this series was done objectively. It is left to the individual readers to come to their own conclusions and opinions about any connection between the two. Some may think there is no connection at all. Others may think yes there is a connection they never knew about until now. While others may think the expedition was another method of the Freemasons trying to control the United States and doing so during its early history.

This series will be written in narrative and timeline/chronological format. It will start as close to Freemasonry's beginnings as possible and continue through to the mid to late 1800’s. The majority of the articles will be about the link between Freemasonry and the Lewis and Clark Expedition and what happened as a result of the expedition within the Masonic Fraternity. The sections of the articles that are not specifically about the expedition and its link to Freemasonry will be mentioned but without a great deal of detail. Readers are encouraged to conduct their own objective research into anything mentioned in these articles.

The topic of these articles may offend some. If you think you will be offended by this subject matter read no further than this introduction article.

In addition to the current comment requirements for this blog, any discussion via the comment section of these articles shall be civil. Oppressing opinions, name calling, insult of any type will not be tolerated. You may disagree with one another, you may engage in spirited debate but you shall conduct yourselves in a civil manner. It is recommended if you state your opinion that you also show some type of proof based in fact to back it up, especially if you disagree with the content in these articles or with someone we who posts their opinion.

As In a previous series the author of these articles will state his personal opinion as to the connection between the Freemasonry and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

It is only fair to disclose the author of this blog is himself a Freemason. While this may offer special insight to the topic of this series it in no way makes him bias one way or another as to this subject.

As the series progresses the articles may be spaced apart by extended periods of time, but there will be no interruption as to the topic of this series.

The written, (typed), words of the articles created by the author may not be used by others without permission and without credit given to the author. The photo’s, digital scans uploaded to the articles, created by someone else, but used for the articles may be referenced by others unless otherwise noted in the individual articles. The content of the digital scans and photo’s have not been altered, but have been enhanced for easier viewing.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Corner Bar Approved? West Side Dairy Queen: Foot-long Chili Dog

Taste tested the foot long chili dog west side Dairy Queen in Sioux City, Iowa.

This chili dog IS Corner Bar approved:






Previous articles:
The Corner Bar
Corner Bar Approved? Intro. and Description
Corner Bar Approved? Jimmy's Flat Iron Grill
Corner Bar Approved? Sioux City Milwaukee Wiener House
Corner Bar Approved? Premium Markets
Corner Bar Approved? George's No. 1 Hot Dog Shoppe
Corner Bar Approved? Little Chicago Deli and Grill
Corner Bar Approved? Sonic Ultimate Cheese and Bacon Cheesy Bread Dog
Corner Bar Approved? Premium Markets, Cheese Dog
Corner Bar Approved? The Grill at Hy-Vee Mainstreet, Load'er Up Dog
Corner Bar Approved? Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: Fuel American Grill, Foot Long Hot Dog
Corner Bar Approved? Gourmet A Go-Go Food Truck Chili Dog
Corner Bar Approved? Southern Hills Hardees: Jumbo Chili Dog
Corner Bar Approved? Jim's Burgers in Leeds: Chili Dog

Search for the Best Loose Meat - West Side Dairy Queen

The west side Dairy Queen located at the intersection of West 4th Street and Hamilton Blvd in Sioux City, Iowa serves local menu items in addition to their normal menu as a franchise restaurant. One of these local menu items is taverns.


Two tavern sandwiches were taste tested. Over all they were OK. The meat was a bit over moist causing the bun to be a little mushy. Because of the excess moisture the flavor was a bit bland. The condiments, pickle, mustard and ketchup were correctly proportioned. The bun was a bit thick.

When I first walked in I noticed the restaurant was very clean and tidy. The employees were hard at work helping drive through customers as I was the only walk in customer at the time. I only had to wait but a moment when an employee assigned to the drive through noticed I was standing at the counter she called for help at the counter, but realized when no one was available she took my order rather than just walk back to the drive through area. My ordered was filled in a very reasonable amount of time and the employees continued to help others as necessary. 

Because of the bland flavor, excess moisture, and thick bun I award 70 points to this Dairy Queen for their taverns.
















Previous Articles:
Search for the best Loose Meat - Starting Over
Search for the best Loose Meat - How a Tavern Shall be Made
Search for the best Loose Meat - History
Search for the best Loose Meat - Billy Boy Drive Thru
Search for the best Loose Meat - Jitters
Search for the best Loose Meat - Riverside Dairy Queen
Search for the best Loose Meat - Little Chicago Deli and Grill
Search for the best Loose Meat - Who's in First?
Search for the Best Loose Meat - The Garden Cafe

Corner Bar Approved? Jim's Burgers in Leeds: Chili Dog

Taste tested the chili dog from Jim's Burgers in Leeds Neighborhood of Sioux City, Iowa.

This chili dog IS NOT Corner Bar approved:







Previous articles:
The Corner Bar
Corner Bar Approved? Intro. and Description
Corner Bar Approved? Jimmy's Flat Iron Grill
Corner Bar Approved? Sioux City Milwaukee Wiener House
Corner Bar Approved? Premium Markets
Corner Bar Approved? George's No. 1 Hot Dog Shoppe
Corner Bar Approved? Little Chicago Deli and Grill
Corner Bar Approved? Sonic Ultimate Cheese and Bacon Cheesy Bread Dog
Corner Bar Approved? Premium Markets, Cheese Dog
Corner Bar Approved? The Grill at Hy-Vee Mainstreet, Load'er Up Dog
Corner Bar Approved? Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: Fuel American Grill, Foot Long Hot Dog
Corner Bar Approved? Gourmet A Go-Go Food Truck Chili Dog
Corner Bar Approved? Southern Hills Hardees: Jumbo Chili Dog

Carnegie Libraries: Sioux City, Iowa: Leeds Neighborhood

With a grant of $85,000 awarded on April 8, 1911 the second Carnegie Library was built in the Leeds neighborhood of Sioux City, Iowa. Today the building serves as an American Legion Hall.















Info. source:
Iowa Library Services - Carnegie Libraries
Wikipedia - Carnegie Libraries of Iowa
Iowa American Legion


Previous articles:
Carnegie Libraries: Intro. and Info.
Carnegie Libraries: Chronology
Carnegie Libraries: Additional Chronology
Sioux City History and Culture by Bicycle Part 53: Sioux City Free Public Museum
Jefferson, Iowa: Jefferson Public Library
Carnegie Libraries: Le Mars Library/Art Center

Le Mars Ice Cream Cone Sculptures: The Family of Dr. Harry and Eileen Vander Steep

Located at various locations in The Ice Cream Capitol of the World, Le Mars, Iowa, are sponsored, themed ice cream cone sculptures.

The Family of Dr. Harry and Eileen Vander Steep:










Previous articles:
Le Mars Ice Cream Cone Sculptures: Le Mars Dental Center
Le Mars Ice Cream Cone Sculptures: Greg and Pam Wells

Barn Quilts of Plymouth County: Crazy Quilt

On display around Plymouth County, Iowa are barn quilts. This one is located outside the art center in Le Mars, Iowa.

Crazy Quilt:






Previous articles:
Barn Quilts of Plymouth County: Star Bound

Plymouth County Historical Museum: McCormick Deering Grain Binder



On display at the Plymouth County Historical Museum is a McCormick Deering Grain Binder:










Previous articles:
Plymouth County Historical Museum: Building
Plymouth County Historical Museum: Static Electricity Generator
Plymouth County Historical Museum: Safe
Plymouth County Historical Museum: Signs
Plymouth County Historical Museum: Fritz Thoma Matchstick Building Collection
Plymouth County Historical Museum: Masonic Bible
Plymouth County Historical Museum: Wood Model of USS Iowa BB61
Plymouth County Historical Museum: Cow Head
Plymouth County Historical Museum: Weber Cabin
Plymouth County Historical Museum: Mars Skycoupe
Plymouth County Historical Museum: Plymouth Rock
Plymouth County Historical Museum: Windmill
Plymouth County Historical Museum: Jail Cells
Plymouth County Historical Museum: McCormick Deering 22-36 Tractor
Plymouth County Historical Museum: 28-46 Case Thresher
Plymouth County Historical Museum: Hoover Horse Drawn Potato Digger