"The Masonic Park is the property of the Master Masons Club of Snohomish and Island Counties. It consists of 245 acres of beautifully wooded land on rushing Canyon Creek and is located in the foothills of the majestic Cascade Mountains. This beautiful park was donated by Jacob Anthes, Mathias and Johanna Quist, the Soundview Pulp Company, and the Des Moines Timber Company in four separate bequests between 1922 and 1948. It was donated for the purpose of constructing a park for Master Masons and their families. The Park has been developed entirely by donations of time, effort, money, and materials from many devoted brethren and many of the surrounding lodges. Membership in the Master Masons Club is maintained by an annual fee to all Master Masons belonging to a lodge in Snohomish and Island Counties and is the primary source of revenue for maintenance of the Park. In recent years, the use of the Park has been extended to other Master Masons belonging to lodges outside of Snohomish and island Counties, who wish to maintain an annual associate membership for the same fee per year. Planned development of the Park, inaugurated several years ago to protect this tremendous resource, has made possible the development of timbered portions and the expansion and beautification of picnic and camping areas. For the first time it has a water system and electric power. Provisions for future development of the Park have been made by the adoption of a Memorial Trust Fund form life memberships that will one day provide income for the perpetual maintenance of the Park. Donations to this fund can be made directly to the Master Masons Club or at the entry gate."
"AND AMONG HIS SIGNS IS THE CREATION OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, AND THE VARIATIONS AND DIVERSITY OF YOUR TONGUES AND OF YOUR COLOR; VERILY IN THAT ARE SIGNS FOR THOSE WHO KNOW."
This was the Junior Wardens Station in the South.
The Worshipful Master's Station in the East.
The Altar in the midst of the Open Lodge Room.
The Senior Warden's Station in the West.
Notice the covering of Acacia that shields each station.
"Adieu, a heart warm, fond adieu,
Dear brothers of the mystic tie!
Ye favored, ye enlightened few,
Companions of my social joy!
Tho' I to foreign lands must hie,
Pursuing fortune's slidd'ry ba',--
With melting heart and brimful eye,
I'll mind you still, though far awa'."
"Oft have I met your social band,
An' spent the cheerful, festive night;
Oft, honored with supreme command,
Presided o'er the sons of light;
And by that Hieroglyphic bright,
Which none but Craftsmen ever saw,
Strong memory on my heart shall write
Those happy scenes, when far awa'."
"May freedom, harmony and love
Unite you in the grand design,
Beneath th' omniscient Eye above,
The glorious Architect divine; --
That you may keep the unerring line,
Still rising by the plummet's law,
Till order bright completely shine,
Shall be my prayer when far awa'."
"And you farewell, whose merits claim
Justly that highest badge to wear,--
Heaven bless your honored, noble name,
To Masonry and Scotia dear!
A last request, permit me here;
When yearly ye assemble a',
One round, -- I ask it with a tear
To him, the Bard, that's far awa'."
Or the great words of an anonymous Freemason...
Where everyone is always kind,
Where everything is harmony,
Where every man is always free.
No arguments to rend the air,
Where smiles glow bright on every face,
"A place where men can do good deeds
But still have fun in all they do
While being good and firm and true.
And tyranny is never feared,
A place there virtues still are taught,
Where goodness is not sold or bought."
Untrue, my friend, there's one I know,
A place where good men often go.
Both here at home, on distant shore,
Thousands and thousands, I would guess;
There might be more, but never less."
So now you ask, "Where do I go?"
All right, my friend, I'll let you know.
Easily found, they're most everywhere,
Just note the number and the street
To know where Masons go to meet."
Past Grand Masters of the MWPHGL of Wa
RW Gregory Wraggs, Sr [DGM]
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