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  • CBS: Inside the Secret World of Freemasons
  • Famous Freemasons
  • Friends or Foes
  • Shriner's Hospital
  • Time Capsule 1795

(CBS News) The Square and Compasses are among the traditional tools of stonemasons. They also form the symbol of a group that has been misunderstood and even maligned for many centuries. This morning, Mo Rocca takes us inside.

This story was originally broadcast on December 8, 2013.

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Here are a few video compilations of Famous Freemasons.

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Video by Todd Creason: Friends or Foes?

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The following was provided by Brother Brian Korson, a Canadian brother:


If you haven't already seen this it is worth the time to watch it.

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From Brother Mike Peters:

CONGRATULATIONS to GM Harvey Waugh ,the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts and over 1500 Masons for a job well done !! BOSTON - A time capsule first buried in the Massachusetts Statehouse cornerstone on July 4, 1795 – the 20th anniversary of American independence - will be put back on Wednesday (June 17th), with the same pomp and circumstance that accompanied its first burial.

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Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons

  • Empire State Building

    The Empire State Building The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets in Midtown, Manhattan, New York City. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet, and with its antenna included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet tall.  Its name is derived from the […]

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  • Tusk signed by Brother Peary

    This tusk is signed by Admiral Robert E. Peary, and may be a match to one documented as having been made into a gavel for Peary Lodge No. 997, which was presented to the Peary Lodge No. 997, Yonkers, NY, by Right Worshipful Brother A. J. Squires. Brother Peary (b. May 5, 1856, d. February 2, 1920) […]

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  • GLC Faithful Fifth 2017

    This year’s host for the annual GLC in the Fifth Manhattan was Carpenter Emanuel Lodge No. 588. After a social hour, dinner, and meeting with many of the district leadership, the convention was promptly open at 8:00 by the DDGM; RW Arto Vandian. After a brief discussion on the Grand Master’s edict for lodges to […]

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  • F.W. Woolworth Building

    Woolworth Building The Woolworth Building, at 233 Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, designed by architect Cass Gilbert and constructed between 1910 and 1912, is an early US skyscraper. The original site for the building was purchased by F. W. Woolworth and his real estate agent Edward J. Hogan by April 15, 1910, from the Trenor […]

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  • Staten Island

    Staten Island Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City.   In the southwest of the city, Staten Island is the southernmost part of both the city and state of New York, with Conference House Park at the southern tip of the island and the state.  The borough is separated from New […]

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