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National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, Lewis County, Missouri

Name
National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, Lewis County, Missouri
Variant Name
Grange
Historical Note
The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, also simply styled the Grange, is a fraternal organization for American farmers that encourages farm families to band together for their common economic and political well-being. Founded in 1867 after the Civil War, it is the oldest surviving agricultural organization in America, though now much diminished from the over one million members it had in its peak in the 1890s through the 1950s. In addition to serving as a center for many farming communities, the Grange was an effective special interest group for farmers and their agendas, including fighting railroad monopolies and pushing for rural mail deliveries. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, Lewis County, Missouri.

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Records or Manuscript Collections
National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, Lewis County, Missouri Minute Book, 1873-1875