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Our purpose is to help preserve the rich and colorful history of The Order of Knights of Pythias.
To accomplish this, we rely on our brothers, sisters, historians and Pythian friends to send us
information and web links about past events, former members and related historical subjects.
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May 1, 2012

Wanting to know about our ceremonial swords I called the California Grand Chancellor, Marshall Sigman.
He sent me an e-mail with an attachment detailing the information for which I was looking.
Still seeking more information about our past, I started an Internet search.

Information was all over the place. But most of the detailed information about the KOP was from others.
I felt it was time we started to gather and post our own information on the Internet...to take the lead.

To get approval to launch KOPhistory.com, I spoke with the California Grand Lodge.
Grand Chancellor, Marshall Sigman.
Grand Secretary - Ronald Frank
Grand Prelate - Eric "Zeke" Zeker
Grand Treasurer - Sir Daniel E. Cowan

All felt it was a worthy cause but Sir Daniel E. Cowan, a Past Supreme Chancellor, by having started
gathering information knew the difficulties first-hand. We both agreed it was a huge project taking
endless hours and effort without end. We agreed to start working together and to form a small
dedicated support group.

Sincerely,

Pete Beatty
CC Lakewood-Long Beach #403
Historian-Grand Lodge of Callifornia

P.S.
It is my belief that if we know our past, we may better understand who we are, and the road we must follow.


History of the African American Pythians

Dedicated to Thomas White
May 6, 2013

It was last May that Brother Thomas White passed away (May 30, 2012) - Read Article
He asked me just before his death to gather information on the history of the African American Pythians for
the KOPhistory.com website. I promised that I would do my best.

Today was a wonderful day...I spoke with the Grand Chancellor of Florida, Sir Clarence Monette.
knightsofpythiasfl.com.   We spoke about the need to record our history. So much of it has been lost.

So Brother Thomas here we go...To start Click here

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