The Internet Guide to OA Insignia
Kaskaskia Council
Belleville, IL
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1938
Lodge Totem: Bird with Eye on the Breast
Name Translation: How Beautiful is the Sun 
Changes: 1938: Changed name from Ellini
1966: Merged with Mannaseh 81 to form Taleka 81


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Lodge Issues
F1a BLK C WHT RED  BLK bird; DYL WWW; FF; small eye; 3mm BRD; TLS   
F1b BLK C WHT RED  large eye; 4mm Brd; TLR; FF   
L1           Now listed as YL1   
N0.5   WHT RED  SSC BLK bird; RED 115   
N1a BLK P WHT RED  SSC BLK bird; DYL 115; 144 mm arrow   
N1b BLK P WHT RED  SSC BLK bird; YEL 115; 137 mm arrow   
R1 RED C WHT RED  goose over GRY waves   
R2a RED C WHT RED  goose over PBL waves   
R2b RED C WHT RED  BLU waves   
R3 BLK C WHT RED  BLK bird on DYL starburst; MVE   
YF1 BLK R WHT RED  bdr is non-marrowed R/E   
YL1     LBR     1948 vigil w.w.w. three arrows embossed; verification pending   
YL2     LBR     arrowhead; crossed arrows; 1948 WWW; verification pending   
ZF1 BLK C WHT RED  BLK bird; DYL WWW; DYL star has DYL bdr around it; TLR   
ZR1 BLK C WHT RED  4inch solid round; handmade repro of R3 (Handmade Fake) 
ZS1 BLK C TAN RED  handmade repro of F1   
ZS2?        (Handmade fake) 

Blue Book Chapter Listings

Black Gold
  No known chapter issues    

Crooked Creek
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St. Clair
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Lodge Event Patches

(Listings from the last edition of Blue Book.)
eR1957 DBR C WHT DBR  Conclave   
eX1958 BRN C WHT RED  Conclave   
eR1959 GRN C LYL BLK  Conclave   
eL1960   DBR DYL  Conclave   
eR1961 BLK C BBL BLK  Conclave   
eX1962 DYL C WHT DYL  Conclave   
eR1963 WHT C M/C BLK  Conclave   
eR1964 YEL C M/C RED  Fall Conclave   
eR1965 BLU C BLU RED  Arrow Conclave 81"; "115"   
Data for 26 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.

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