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Montana Freemason  RMMC Special Issue                         August 2013  Volume 88  Number 4

   The Montana Freemason is an official publication of
the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
of Montana. Unless otherwise noted,articles in this
publication express only the private opinion or assertion
of the writer, and do not necessarily reflect the official
position of the Grand Lodge. The jurisdiction speaks only
through the Grand Master and the Executive Board when
attested to as official, in writing, by the Grand Secretary.

   The Editorial staff invites contributions in the form                        About the Cover:
of informative articles, reports, news and other timely        Gates of the Mountains: The evening of July
information (of about 350 to 1000 words in length) that       19,1805, on the Missouri River, not far from
broadly relate to general Masonry. Submissions must be        present day Helena, the hardy members of the
typed or preferably provided in MSWord format, and all        Lewis and Clark expedition toiled to move
photographs or images sent as a .JPG file. Only original      upstream. Rock embankments made towing
or digital photographs or graphics that support the           from shore impossible, and the deep channel
submission are accepted.                                      forced the men to row rather than pole their
                                                              boats forward.
   All material is copyrighted and is the property of the       Suddenly, there loomed before them
Grand Lodge of Montana and the authors.                       towering rock formations unlike any they
                                                              had ever seen. From both sides of the river,
   Subscription - the Montana Freemason Magazine is           limestone cliffs rose to a spectacular height
provided to all members of the Grand Lodge A.F.&A.M.          of 1200 feet. “In many places,” wrote Brother
of Montana.                                                   Meriwether Lewis, “the rocks seem ready to
                                                              tumble on us.” At each bend in the waterway,
   © 2012 Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and                     great stone walls seemed to block passage, only
Accepted Masons of Montana. All rights reserved. This         to open like gentle giant gates as the expedition
material may not be reproduced, displayed, modified or        drew near. In his journal, Meriwether wrote:
distributed without the express prior written                 “I shall call this place: “GATES OF THE
permission of the copyright holder.                           MOUNTAINS”.
                                                                For nearly two centuries travelers have
   When reprinted, articles should note:“Reprinted with       ventured down this stretch of the Missouri to
permission of The Montana Freemason Magazine.                 marvel at its natural wonders.
                                                                The apron of Brother Meriwether Lewis is
     Please direct all articles and correspondence to :       available for viewing at the Montana Masonic
                      Reid Gardiner, Editor                   Museum of the Grand Lodge AF&AM of
                                                              Montana in Helena.
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                    Helena, MT 59624-1158

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