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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member?? Quarterback University of Idaho, Assistant Football Coach U of I, University of Wyoming Athletic Director, Founder of the Western Athletic Conference, Member of the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors, Elected … Continue reading

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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Were you able to name this past Moscow Elks member from last week’s hints? Orin Ercel “Babe” Hollingberry coached high school football in California — 1911-1925 coached semi-pro Olympic Club football team founded Shrine East-West All Star Game — 1925 … Continue reading

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From the Exalted Ruler

Greetings Elks! Spring breakup is here and the excitement of new life is in the air.  A new year has arrived and it promises to be a great one as, God willing, the COVID-19 pandemic begins to recede and some … Continue reading

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1949 Moscow-Pullman Football Game — For our Crippled Children

1949 Moscow-Pullman Football Game  — For our Crippled Children In 1947 the state of Idaho was visited by a major polio outbreak leaving hundreds of children in the state crippled by the disease.  By the fall of 1949, the Idaho State … Continue reading

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member?? coached high school football in California, coached semi-pro Olympic Club football team, founded Shrine East-West All Star Game, coached West team in East-West All Star Game for 19 years, coached State College … Continue reading

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The Elks Creed

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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Were you able to name this past Moscow Elks member from last week’s hints? Tom Boyd born in Filer ID — 1928 graduated Twin Falls High School — Twin Falls ID — 1946 University of Idaho — Business Degree — … Continue reading

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Elks Golf Club — 1949 season — “Lady Elks” and Exalted Ruler’s Cup

   Elks Golf Club — 1949 season — “Lady Elks” and Exalted Ruler’s Cup Thursdays were ladies’ days and up to 80 women participated in leagues and “guest days” with neighboring golf clubs.  The Moscow women placed second in the … Continue reading

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member?? born in Filer ID, graduated Twin Falls High School — Twin Falls ID, attended University of Idaho — Business Degree, served in United States Air Force, worked for Asgrow — Genesee ID, … Continue reading

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Elks Golf Club — 1949 season — Tuesday Men’s Golf League

   Elks Golf Club — 1949 season — Tuesday League By the spring of 1949 the Tuesday Men’s Golf League had expanded to 12 teams sponsored by local businesses with lodge affiliations. The 12 teams in their order of finish … Continue reading

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Easter at the Elks

Moscow Elks Lodge #249 will be hosting our Elks Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3rd for those children who are 12 years old and younger. The event will start at 10:30 am. The annual Easter egg hunt returns after … Continue reading

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member?? Born & raised in Texas, played baseball & football at Texas A & M University, served in United Sates Army during WWI, returned to Texas A & M, playing baseball & football, … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

This is it, the last month of the Lodge year and what a challenge  it has been.  We all know the challenges the Covid Virus has put on us.  We were blessed that we were able to operate the Golf … Continue reading

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From the Pages of the 249er — May, 1949 — New Flags and Holders for Downtown Moscow

From the Pages of the 249er — May, 1949 — New Flags and Holders for Downtown Moscow In the attached photograph, Exalted Ruler Loris Winn, of Moscow Lodge #249 (on the left), and Moscow Mayor Robert Bonnett of Moscow looked … Continue reading

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Statue of Liberty Restoration and the B. P. O. E.

Statue of Liberty Restoration and the B. P. O. E. In 1983 the National Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks began a fundraising effor to restore the statue which had become damaged by wind and salt water erosion.  The initial … Continue reading

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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Were you able to name this past Moscow Elks member from last week’s hints? Roy Krauss Born in Ennis MT — 1926 grew up in Norris MT, Harrison MT & Bozeman MT graduated Gallatin County High School — Bozeman MT … Continue reading

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Winter at the Elks Golf Course — 1982

Winter at the Elks Golf Course — 1982 This was before the lodge moved from the old downtown location to the golf course. The small building in the left foreground was the old pumphouse for a well which is no … Continue reading

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Growing the Herd

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From the Pages of the 249er — April 1949 — Inland Empire Trap Shoot Contest

From the Pages of the 249er — April 1949 — Inland Empire Trap Shoot Contest A popular place during the early spring weeks of 1949, despite sometimes cold, windy and wet weather, was the trapshoot range at the Elks Country … Continue reading

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member?? born in Ennis MT, grew up in Norris MT, Harrison MT & Bozeman MT, graduated Gallatin County High School — Bozeman MT, worked for Montan Hardware Company — Great Falls MT, served … Continue reading

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