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Ashland Lodge, No. 294, F. & A.M. was instituted March 12th,
1855, when the following officers were elected: David J. Lewis,
W.M.; R. Carr Wilson, S.S.; J.H. Yocum, M.D., J.W,; J.J. Connor,
treasurer; D.J. McKibben, secretary.
Some of the past masters of this lodge are David J. Lewis, R. Carr
Wilson, J.H. Yocum, D.J. McKibben, Washington Reifsnyder, James
J. Connor, A.P. Spinney, Samuel Camp, J.W. Bancroft, George H.
Helfrich, Henry Tregallis, J.R. Cleaver, C.S. Foster, T.B. Ban-
croft, William A. Christian, Wesley Manly, William H. Anthony,
Levi Batdor, Henry S. Bonar, Jacob H. Olhausen, George S. Keiper,
J. Fred Miller, Joseph Yocum, Perry C. Hoover, and Albert H.
The new lodge (this waymark) was constructed and constituted in 1982 and is now located at the corner of Centre Avenue and Twenty-Fifth Street.
I had the pleasure of meeting some of my brethren shortly before a District Lodge of Instruction. I was investigated and presented to the District Deputy Grand Master. I was invited to exemplify the first degree of Masonry for the lodge, which I did. They, then reciprocated, and exemplified the first Masonic degree. The two degrees have many differences but also many similarities as I am from NJ and this is PA. It was a wonderful visit of 2.5 hours.
The lodge invites visitors to look around and visit the interior of the lodge.