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Originally posted by AugustusMasonicus
In the United States there are 51 mutually recognized Grand Lodges, one for each state and the District of Columbia. These will all be either Free and Accepted Masons (F&AM) or Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF&AM).
Originally posted by bigred1000
Who are the "international" Masons based out of Chicago? Also there are some groups of Prince Hall Masons who call themselves "York" masons, where the heck do either one of these two groups fit into the whole sceme of things?