Freemasons (Little Books About Big Things) is brimming with fascinating facts like these:
· The first Masonic Lodge in the United States was chartered in Boston in 1733.
· The states of Illinois and Missouri are among those that offer specialty license plates bearing the Masonic Square and Compass that denote a Master Mason.
· Worldwide Freemasonry membership has been in decline for decades. So Masonic Lodges are working to raise their profiles among the general public, open their doors, and lift the “veil of secrecy” around them.
· A working mason would use a level to ensure that a wall is perfectly horizontal and flat. For a Freemason, the level symbolizes that all men are equals—on the same level—and should be treated with the same consideration in ones business and personal life.
· Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, became a Master Mason of the Polar Star Lodge No. 79 in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 10, 1861.
This book is fun to read from cover to cover—or to dip in and out of, turning to whatever interests you the most. It also makes a great gift.