Saint John Lodge #18 and the Southern Nevada Masters and Wardens Association invites all Master Masons to participate
in an Outdoor Degree at Pioche.
Oasis Lodge #41 will provide the Charter, Open Lodge and the Candidate.
St. John Lodge #18 will provide local hospitality with the able assistance of Mizpah Chapter of OES.
Masons and wives may gather at the Lodge Hall between 09:30 and 10:00 am
Mizpah Chapter Ladies will be hosting visiting ladies at the Lodge Hall beginning at 9:30AM.
A special tour of the historic St. John lodge room will be conducted at 9:30 AM by Ron Orr.
At 10:00 a convoy will depart for the mine sie.
The gavel will sound at the mine site at 10:30AM,
A Luncheon, Lecture on Early Nevada Masons and Mining will be provided at the site.
We expect to be finished with the degree by 3:00PM.
GETTING THERE: (Click here for Map)
Carpooling is recommended.
The 15-seat, '97 diesel van formerly used by Shrine Hospital drivers will leave the MMT at 6:30AM.
Coffee, water, and pastries will be provided on the van. Other vehicles may join the caravan.
Pioche is about 175 miles from Las Vegas.
Take US -95 North to Apex Junction and exit for US-93 North to Pioche.
Go through Alamo, Continue on US-93 to Caliente, and Panaca.
North of Panaca take the Sinic Route (93-Alternate) to see the old mine relics and mine dumps.
or take the lower bypass road and turn West at Spring Street, up the hill to the center of town.
Turn Right at LaCour Street. The Lodge is about 75 yards North on the West Side.
Google estimates 3 hours 2 minutes for the trip. It is a 70 MPH, low-traffic, two-lane road.
NDOT reported an average speed of 72.5MPH in 2004.
Observe the speed limits in the "speed-trap" towns of Alamo, Panaca, and Caliente.
The Lodge is in uptown Pioche 100 yards north of the intersection of Main and LaCour Streets. (100 LaCour)
It has a high overlook of Lake Valley, the town. The historic building is on the West side fo the street. .
The Ely Valley Mine site is North of Pioche just off US-93. At the junction where the by-pass joins the road from town
turn left (West) on another paved road that goes to the Ely Valley Mine Site.
Wear Old Western or Mining Clothes, a good wide brimed had (You may wear it during the meeting)
A comfortable lawn chair, and your camera.
Verizon cell phones and some others work well almost the whole trip.
A good brreakfast or dinner may be enjoyed at the half-way mark at the "WindMill" just North of Alamo.
Call if you have any questions call: Jim Kelley, 702 362-9644 or Ron Orr, 702 649-8447
We hope to see you there! You will enjoy it!
Saint John Lodge