Salisbury Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks History. 

 J.E Alexander, Sterling Smith and W.J. Roberts applied for a dispensation to form an Elks lodge. Grand Exalted Ruler Jerome B Fisher approved the application on April 24th 1901. On May 11, the Lodge was instituted with great fanfare. The lodge spent most of its first quarter century renting the second floor of the Meroney theatre. Click on the  picture to enlarge it. The Mason's rented the third floor. Click here for a brief 4 pg history in an adobe pdf file listing a few details from 1901 to 1957. 

Updated 10/14/2013 

(If someone was interested in helping expand this collection, all they would need to do is go to the Library, find  articles relating to the events above, made copies (they cost .10 cents each) and give them to the Lodge.)

Click here to go to our web album and view and download some of the pics from above as well as many others concerning the lodge and its activities. 

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