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Cataract Lodge #2 was the second lodge recognized under the Grand Lodge of Minnesota. . Stillwater's St. John's Lodge #1 preceded us. St. Paul Lodge number #3 was recognized shortly after Cataract by the Grand Lodge (it was made a lodge in 1849, but somehow recognized later for the formation of the Grand Lodge.) <I was told it was some kind of "paperwork" thing.> These Three lodges were the basis for the formation of the independent Grand Lodge of Minnesota. Before forming a Grand Lodge, while Minnesota was still a territory, St. John's Lodge was recognized by the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin (October 12, 1850). Cataract Lodge by the Grand Lodge of Illinois ( February 5, 1852,). And the St. Paul lodge, by the Grand Lodge of Ohio (1849). I find this all pretty fascinating. You can read more history here: Grand Lodge Of Minnesota. Looking at the Grand Lodge Wiki page, I just discovered that Hubert H. Humphrey was a member of Cataract Lodge. That is a nice surprise!