IN THE PRESS
2009 - CORNERSTONE OF CHARACTER
Perhaps the most visible example of Masons, aside from the conspiracy theories and Dan Brown novels, is a complicated cornerstone ceremony for public buildings
Its members are male, mostly conservative and many retired. They advocate living a moral life and doing charitable work.
2008 - BAND CAMP
This one time, at band camp, Dan. Wood's musical world changed. He had always held his clunky sousaphone with his hand above his shoulder. But a camp instructor made him grasp the marching tuba at the mouthpiece.
2008 - Kids ID
Keeping an eye on the kids is one of the biggest challenges parents face at the Colorado State Fair, but a well-known fraternal organization knows that challenge extends well beyond the Midway and Main Street.
2008 - BAND CAMP
ANGEL GORANSON, 16, of Peetz High School jokes around with 15-year-old Josh Hill (left) of Salida and David Selby, 16, of Grandview between clarinet sessions Monday at the Colorado Masonic High School Band Camp at the University of Northern Colorado. High school students from across the state will march together in the Stampede Parade on Friday.
The three city halls in "Gambling Gulch" are Victorian" treasures, each delightful and picturesque. Despite their combined age of 398 years, they remain cherished beauties. One claims the title of "oldest public building in Colorado."
2006 - MASONS HONOR HARTMAN
Saturday, August 19, 2006, Nevadaville, Colorado - Masons from throughout the Denver area met on Saturday night to bestow the honor of the title of Past Master to three individuals including the 2006 Grand 'Master of Nevada Lodge No.4 in Nevadaville, Jurgan Hartman.
The members of Nevada Lodge Number 4, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Colorado, held their annual fundraiser breakfast Sunday morning. With overcast skies, a steady gray drizzle and drifts of fog wafting along at ground level, the atmosphere in Nevadaville couldn't have been more like a ghost town if it had been staged that way.
Nevadaville used to be home for 1,000 people; now its estimated permanent population is six. The town is located one mile above Central City, at 9,000-feet elevation, within easy reach of metro drivers and it's a picturesque and charming ghost town. Five commercial buildings remain, and three of them contain unusual, fascinating antique / collectible shops worth exploring. All three are open on a more-or-less regular basis in the summer and fall
How many people are buried in Alvarado Cemetery? How many of them died in any given year, and who are they? How can unmarked graves be located?
Ken Taylor, above, is the worshipful master of the Masonic Lodge No.4 in Nevadaville, below, a hamlet about a mile from Central City. Nevadaville, a gold-mining town founded in 1859, reached its peak in 1876 with 2,705 people and rivaled Central City for selection as the Gilpin County seat.