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The Order was founded to honor our ancestors who were involved in the fields of mining during the 300 years of Western expansion. Mining has a long history in the United States beginning with the iron mining in James- town. It led to the development of the railroad industry and to the Westward expansion of our country.

 

The Objectives of the Order shall be:

  • To identify and honor the memory of all miners who by their character, intellectual ability, perseverance and hard work established towns and contributed to the economic development from 1607 through 1907.
     

  • To identify the different fields associated and contributing to the mining industry.
     

  • To collect, preserve, and increase the knowledge of the history of mining through records and documents related to that history and genealogy of those ancestors.
     

  • To support historical, charitable, patriotic, genealogical, educational, and literary activities that further the purposes and objectives of the Order.
     

  • To assist in the preservation and collection of sites and artifacts relative to the mining industry through monetary contributions to other charitable organizations whose primary focus is on such activities, provided such charitable organizations shall be exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code.
     

  • To engage in other related educational, historical, genealogical, patriotic, literary, and social activities, but only if such activities may be carried on by (a) a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)2 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code.