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Welcome! The Elks Magazine is published 10 times per year for the members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America. If you'd like to submit fraternal news, please check out our fraternal news guidelines (Adobe PDF format).

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Did you know that the Order and The Elks Magazine are featured at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum? Please visit the museum’s virtual exhibit "America's Mailing Industry” to see how the Smithsonian is recognizing the magazine and the Elks' quiet network of good deeds.

Read the full write-up on the Smithsonian National Postal Museum's website here.

Current Issue: Dec. 2018/Jan. 2019

Features

24

Santa’s Searchlight, by Jean Conklin

Nearly eighty years ago, a department store copywriter drew on his own experiences to create “the most famous reindeer of all.”

30

Designed to Deceive: World War I Dazzle Camouflage, by Elizabeth Jakaitis

During the First World War, the United States and Britain adopted a new naval camouflage that was bold and deceptively cunning.

36

Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana: Ghost Towns of the Gold Rush, by June Russell-Chamberlin

The Old West lives on in two historic, gold-rush towns with buildings dating back more than 150 years.

Departments

4

Message from the GER

6

Travels of the GER

10

It’s Your Business, by Timothy Middleton

12

Healthline, by Elizabeth A. Reid, MD.

14

News of the Lodges

42

Elks National Veterans Service Commission

48

Elks Drug Awareness Program

50

Elks National Foundation

52

State Major Projects

55

Annual Report of the Grand Secretary

 

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