The Oddfellows adobted Masonic rituals and had their Knight Templars on parade in San Francisco. Lodge 17 approved the formation of the German Lodge.
As the committee had intended, this parade was the largest and most beautiful of any ever seen upon
the Pacific Coast. It was a parade grand and inspiring, and in numbers, variety and beauty far
exceeded the Knights Templar parade of the previous week, although they had in line the Bostonian
Knights, each wearing a uniform representing 15,000 or more. To make this procession a grand
success, the committee offered cash prizes of |T5^ and more for the largest city lodge in line, the lodge
making the best display, the largest interior lodge, the handsomest float, and the finest Rebekah lodge.
The Rebekahs made a beautiful appearance, they having some ten or twelve of the fifteen magnificent
floats, one, the orphan children from their…
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