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03/26/13 — Seats with history

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Seats with history

By Ty Johnson
Published in News on March 26, 2013 1:46 PM

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N.C. Grand Master Dewey Preslar Jr., left, and Wayne Lodge Master Owen Jackson stand in the Wayne Lodge foyer ahead of the dedication of the pictured chairs. The chairs, originally purchased in 1869, had been on loan to the Harmony Lodge in Pikeville for 30 years.

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The ornately designed chairs were imported from England.

The ornate chairs stand beneath a large oil painting of George Washington in the foyer of the Wayne Masonic Lodge. The story behind them is a long one, dating back to the Civil War and the generosity of a...

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