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Description

Previously unrecorded map of California, promoting the growth of the Foresters of America within California from May 1947 to May 1948.

Includes the following information:

  • 27 Courts
  • Initiated 582
  • Re-instated 5
  • Net Gain 12 Courts
  • Total - 59 Members

The location of the various courts is shown around the state, with San Diego listed as "next ?"

Foresters of America (Independent Order of Foresters)

Foresters traces its origin to a British Friendly Society, a mutual organization caring for the sick. The original Foresters groups allegedly banded together for mutual aid and protection in 14th-century England, in or near the ancient royal forests.  Although the older history cannot be proven, there was a society called the Royal Foresters in the 18th century.  

In 1834 the Royal Foresters formed a Friendly Society, the Ancient Order of Foresters (AOF). The IOF in the United States became independent of the AOF in 1874.   

Rarity

The map was previously unknown.

Condition Description
Minor soiling. Laid on a thicker sheet of cardboard, as issued.