Decorah Lodge No 98 A. F. & A. M.

The first Masonic Lodge in Decorah was chartered in 1856.
The history of this short lived Lodge is very interesting.
Click to see a copy of the Dispensation from the Grand Lodge of Iowa,
setting up the first Masonic Lodge in Decorah in 1856.

Click to see the Dispensation re-typeset for readability.

The only item in the Grand Lodge of Iowa's history
about Decorah #98 was this copy of the original organization.

Here is a video about the first Masons in Iowa.
Click to see Brother John M. Klaus authored it to honor Mt Vernon's lodge founding.