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Property Name Meeker I. 0. 0. F. Lodge-Valentine Lodge No. 47
Reference Number 14000060
State Colorado
County Rio Blanco
Town Meeker
Street Address 400 Main Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 3/19/2014
Areas of Significance Social History, Architecture
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14000060.pdf
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Fraternal organizations played a significant part in the social lives of small town residents across the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and especially in isolated northwestern Colorado. The International Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Lodge -Valentine Lodge No. 47 provided a social outlet for citizens in and ranchers near the small town of Meeker, along with insurance that medical assistance was available in the event of injury and in the event of death, burial and survivors' benefits were available.

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