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Modern Woodmen of America - 1890's

This is a picture of members of the Modern Woodmen of America Camp, a fraternal organization that held its meetings in the IOOF building in the background. Former Minonk resident Don Gramp informs us that The Modern Woodmen was founded in Lyons Iowa in 1883 by Joseph Cullen Root. The Woodmen of America is still in existence with home offices in Rock Island IL. This picture was probably taken in the late 1890's because the old City Hall building, which was built in 1903, is not in the picture.