Monday, August 17, 2009

George W. Lininger

At the Midwest Conference of Grand Lodges, we were treated to a lecture on George W. Lininger, Past Grand Master of Nebraska and overall very interesting man and Mason.

He made a fortune in the farm implement business and then travelled the world bringing artifacts back home to Omaha. Some of the artifacts were on display, and I walked up and looked at what appeared to be a setting maul. I picked it up and confirmed it was that. Later, in the lecture, I learned it was a 3,000 year old setting maul!!!

The lecture was fascinating, and a couple of Nebraska Masons are working on brining this Past Grand Master's most interesting life and times to the public. For some brief information, see George Lininger.