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Then & Now

Then & Now View from the front tee on #5 looking down toward #4 green — 80 years ago  & today  

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Then & Now

Then & Now View from upper tee on #6 looking down the fairway —  70 years ago  & today

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69th Annual 4th of July Sole Survivor Qualifying

69th Annual 4th of July Sole Survivor Weekly Qualifying  Qualifying events on 5 weekends in May & June. Begin play any time between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM Arrange your own groups, but you must play with at least 1 … Continue reading

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4th of July Sole Survivor Qualifying

69th Annual Elks’ 4th of July Sole Survivor Exhibition weekly qualifying Qualifying events on 5 weekends in May & June. Begin play any time between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM Arrange your own groups, but you must play with at least … Continue reading

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Old Timers’ Night

Old Timers’ Night Old timers (20 year members and more) and all PERs —  You are all cordially invited to an Old Timers’ Night the 23rd of May.  It will start out with a social hour at 5:pm, dinner and a fun program … Continue reading

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150 Years of Elkdom — Loud & Proud in the Community — 1998-2018

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.  In honor of the occasion the Grand Lodge has published a series of articles concerning the growth of the modern Elks Lodge.  To access the articles click below. … Continue reading

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One of our Early Members?

One of our Early Members? Tom Polek saw this headstone near the base of Buffalo Hump lake. He was told Larrabee was a big guy and got into fight with a little guy. Larabee was getting the best of him … Continue reading

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New Tee Markers

New Tee Markers The golf course will welcome its 90th anniversary year with new tee markers, purchased by the golf committee, recognizing the full completion and opening of the course in 1928. The course was then run by the Moscow … Continue reading

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Fifth Decade — 1932-1942

The following is one of 5 first-person chronicles of our first 5 decades as a lodge, published in honor of our 50th anniversary in December of 1942. ________________________________________________________ FIFTH DECADE By Kelly Cline — BPOE #249  Past Exalted Ruler – written … Continue reading

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The Elks & Lady Liberty

The Elks & Lady Liberty In 1982, the Statue of Liberty–Ellis Island Foundation was created to lead private sector efforts to renovate and preserve the Statue of Liberty for its 100th anniversary in 1986. In 1983, in response to the foundation’s call for … Continue reading

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Fourth Decade — 1922-1932

The following is one of 5 first-person chronicles of our first 5 decades as a lodge, published in honor of our 50th anniversary in December of 1942. ________________________________________________________ FOURTH DECADE By George Horton — BPOE #249  Past Exalted Ruler – written … Continue reading

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Third Decade — 1912-1922

The following is one of 5 first-person chronicles of our first 5 decades as a lodge, published in honor of our 50th anniversary in December of 1942. ________________________________________________________ THIRD DECADE By Lee Allen & E. E. Wegner — BPOE #249  Past … Continue reading

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Second Decade — 1902-1912

The following is one of 5 first-person chronicles of our first 5 decades of the lodge published in honor of our 50th anniversary in December of 1942. ________________________________________________________ SECOND DECADE By Guy B. Wolfe – BPOE #249 Past Exalted Ruler Written … Continue reading

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Make a Difference in 2018

Make a Difference in 2018 for our Veterans & Military Members from Elks Magazine & Grand Lodge Is your New Years Resolution to volunteer more? You’re in luck! Check out these 10 ways to do more for veterans and military … Continue reading

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Dutch Jake and His Cannon

Dutch Jake and His Cannon from the Spokesman Review — 1915 Dutch Jake Goetz, Spokane’s hotel-saloon-gambling entrepreneur, got himself arrested in Moscow for “discharging firearms on Sunday within the city limits.” And not just any firearm. It was Dutch Jake’s … Continue reading

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History of the “249er”

History of the “249er” On November 15th, in 1919, the first issue of the 249er was published.  Currently in its 99th year of continuous publication, the 249er has been published monthly, with the exception of a few years during the … Continue reading

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Timeline Highlights — Our first 150 years.

 Timeline Highlights — Our first 150 years.   This “video timeline” developed by Grand Lodge shows some of the highlights of our first 150 years.  It’s worth the watch.  Click here or on the image to view.

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The First Decade — 1892-1902

The following is one of 5 first-person chronicles of our first 5 decades as a lodge, published in honor of our 50th anniversary in December of 1942. ________________________________________________________ FIRST DECADE By George Weber — BPOE #249 charter member & Past Exalted … Continue reading

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From the desk of the Secretary

From the desk of the Secretary  As we move into December we have a number of things going on. Although we are supposed to have our Memorial Service on Dec. 3rd for members that have passed away this year, that … Continue reading

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125th Anniversary of Moscow Lodge #249 Installation

From the Elks 249er — February 1968

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