posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 09:06 AM
The International Order of Alhambra was founded in Brooklyn, NY in 1904 by William Harper Bennett, who authored the KC 4th Degree. It has
"Caravans" in the US and Canada, and formerly in Mexico (they are looking into reviving the Mexican caravans)
The Alhambra was originally intended to be the 5th and 6th Degrees of the KC, and has a two-rank set up (Novice and "Sir Noble"), but the KCs never
officially recognized it as such.
At one time you had to be a 4th (or 3rd?) Degree KC member to get in, that is since done away with.
It is, in essence, the approved Catholic variant of the Shriners, as the KC is to Freemasonry.
I just placed a new decoration on my Alhambra fez this morning...