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Organizations..... I have seen photos of AA gentleman dressed in what appears to be a military uniform and the time is placed between the Spanish-American War and World WarI.

The GUOOF was founded ca 1848 when the IOOF, International Order of Odd Fellows, would not allow AA membership into the IOOF. This was a benevolent organization that had a "para-miltary" look in public. They had unifroms, formed marching bands and drill teams and were a beacon in AA life from the mid 1800's to the early 1900's.

The article found at the URL below will give a little insight into the GUOOF. Are there any active GUOOF lodges?

Art Thomas

p.s. Can share photos of GUOOF members in uniform.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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