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A Lost Relic Recovered

Recently, WB Joe Rhew found a very old Bahnson Manual lying in an antique shop.  He purchased it for storage in the lodge archives.  The cover IMG_1166is made of leather and is well worn.  The odd thing about it is what appears to be the front is actually the back. You see, the very old manuals had the gold printed lettering and Masonic Square and Compasses on the back cover and this back cover had a flap which closed over the front cover to keep the page edges secure and clean.  Just inside the front cover, written is a halting script were the following words: “This book belongs to Thomas H. Bishop.  Was made a Master Mason April 11, 1910”.  It was later discovered that Brother Bishop was a member of Biltmore Masonic Lodge.