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Lodge Donation to The American Legion

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Uper, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Uper

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    We stumbled upon this ceremony in our own area last Saturday. The guy holding the plaque didn't want the upkeep any longer and donated this lodge and 520 acres to the American Legion who also works with the Boy Scouts. They want to have the scouts build a campground here for their use. The lodge will be made available to returning veterans that need to decompress a little and reconnect with their families. Oh yes, the lodge was built in 1915.

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  2. Uper

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    More photos of entrance and rooms.

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  3. Uper

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    Bedrooms and fireplaces.

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  4. Mmaul

    Mmaul Minister of Fire

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    That is great. What a wonderful gift.
  5. Skier76

    Skier76 Minister of Fire

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    Wow! That's really generous! And it sounds like it's giong to be used for a great cause.
  6. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Looks great Uper.

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  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    What a beautiful story....and a beautiful lodge. I'm sure this will be appreciated for many years to come. I also hope they will have enough for upkeep, taxes (maybe tax exempt), etc. else it might be a bit of a burden.
  8. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    WOW! What a spot!

    The kindness and generosity of certain people never ceases to amaze me.

    Andrew

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