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Camera Maker Canon Camera Model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Aperture f/2.8 Exposure Value 0 EV
Exposure Program Manual Exposure Time 1/200 sec
Flash Compulsory Flash Focal Length 24 mm
ISO 400 Metering Mode Pattern
Date/Time 2010:01:16 04:33:39 Resolution Unit Inch
X Resolution 240 dots per ResolutionUnit Y Resolution 240 dots per ResolutionUnit
Exposure Mode 1 Keywords travel United States of America United States America USA US Georgia GA Chatham County Savannah history historical historic historical marker famous landmark road side highway popular Place of Interest Places of Interest Tourist Attraction Tourist Attractions Tourist Destination Tourist Destinations Travel Destination Travel Destinations tour tourism tourist attraction destination Prince Hall Masonry J. M. Simms Free Masons Grand Lodge Prince Hall Masons
Caption Savannah, Birthplace of Prince Hall Masonry in Georgia Georgia`s first and second Prince Hall lodges, Eureka Lodge No. 1, and Hilton Lodge No. 2, F. & A. M. were organized at Savannah on February 4, 1866 by Rev. J. M. Simms, having received their warrants from the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. On June 24, 1870 these two lodges, with Bannaker Lodge No. 3, F. & A. M. (Augusta), were organized as the Grand Lodge of Georgia with Rev. Simms serving as first Grand Master. In 1776, Prince Hall, an immigrant from Barbados, British West Indies, and 14 associates were made Masons by a regular English Army Lodge. A Legitimate Warrant was granted in 1784 to African Lodge No. 459, F. & A. M. at Boston, Mass., with Prince Hall named as Worshipful Master. In 1808, after his death, the name was changed to Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A. M. of Massachusetts. Rev. Simms, a Baptist minister and free man from Savannah had moved to Boston where he was made a Mason. At the close of the Civil War he returned to Savannah with authority as District Deputy Grand Master to establish Prince Hall Masonry in Georgia. The Georgia Grand Lodge is now incorporated under the name M. W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Georgia.