Here’s an Interesting item hidden deep in the bowels of the Johnson County Historical Society Museum. It’s a McIntosh Stereopticon projector used during initiation ceremonies at the local Odd Fellows lodge. The projector and the slides that went with it were donated November 2009 by Leland Stewart.
The slides were on glass and still retain their brilliant color.
Here's one of them:
David Before Saul
The Odd Fellows no longer meet in Warrensburg but at one time they were a major men’s club. Here’s part of an address of Hon. Edmond A Nickerson Delivered Before Eureka Lodge No. 88 Independent Order of Odd Fellows at the Dedication of Its Hall, November 12 1917
"The Eureka Lodge No. 88 Independent Order of Odd Fellows was duly instituted at Warrensburg on the 21st day of May, 1856. It had for its charter members the best citizens of Warrensburg and of Johnson county: Josia Holden, Finis Hobson, William H. Colbern and other men of standing and influence [provided] a large and enthusiastic membership, until all of its proceeding were disrupted by the coming of the Civil War ...until… from the ruins of a Union of Sovereign Confederate States has arisen the mightiest form of National Government that ever existed since the days of the Roman Empire, and is destined in the future to be the most powerful, wealthy, and war-like nation on the face of the globe." (Yaay us!)