Celebrating History: Elks hold Lodge of Sorrow


December 1, 2017

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The Telephone Building, Montana Power Co. bulding and H. Earl Clack. Co. building stand on Second Street in Havre. 100 years ago, the Havre Elks Lodge was holding its memorial service. The lodge is holding its service this weekend, in the building that used to be the Havre Electric Co. then the Montana Power Co. office before it became the current Elks Lodge.

By Emily Mayer

Everyone in Havre must have been stuffed with turkey this week 100 years ago because local news was scant in the Dec. 1, 1917, edition of The Havre Plaindealer.

One longstanding tradition was reported on the front page. It is tradition that the first Sunday of December is the Lodge of Sorrow for Elks Lodges across the United States to honor fellow Elks members who have passed away during the year. This year will be of no exception as Havre Elks BPOE #1201 will be holding its Lodge of Sorrow this Sunday. The program from 100 years ago is as follows:


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