The Grand Lodge of Nevada
Possibly the oldest living
trees on the face of this earth are here in our beloved Nevada.
The Bristlecone Pine, first discovered
in 1946 by renound Botinist and Ecologist Calvin McMillan, are
a perfect example of the wonders of our Grand Architect of the
Individual live trees have been found to be centuries old.
They have existed only on the very top of our highest mountain
ranges of Nevada's Great Basin National Recreation Area.
Wood from one of these, possibly centuries old, and very
precious trees, from atop Mount Wheeler, was fashioned by a Brother
into this majestic Setting Mall and matching Sounding Block.
Simple yet richly symbolic this object gives us contact with
a long surviving material that is representative of the grand
work of our Lord.
The Gavel and its Sounding Block has been turned into a special
traveling memorial to all of The Great Architects designs and
accomplishments. As it travels
from Lodge to Lodge each member is given the opportunity to touch
and appreciate its beauty and history, inscribe his name on the
rolls of those who have been in its presence, and affirm their
dedication to continue our work on his behalf.
This object was presented to The Grand Lodge of Nevada by
Ely Lodge #29, of Ely, White Pine County, Nevada in 2000 and
has been finding its way from Lodge to Lodge since that time.
The Bristlecone Gavel is presently visiting: Oops,
Where is it. No one has reported it lately, If you know send
me an e.mail, and they would welcome you to visit, and
witness for yourself this interesting piece of Masonic work,
at their next Stated Meeting. In fact, any of our Lodges would
welcome your VISIT We
would be pleased to meet you.
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First Posted: 1/22/2000 Last