The Forty-Niners


Near this point ten Lafayette Freemasons operating as traveling Sierra Nevada Lodge, embarked March 27, 1849 on six-months' journey by boat to Mexico.  Then overland to Pacific, then by ship to California gold fields.

Marker erected 1975 by the Grand Lodge F. & A. M of Indiana.  Located next to the Masonic Lodge, 522 Columbia Street, Lafayette, Indiana.

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Historical Markers

Photo by Adina Watkins Dyer

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