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Temple Lodge # 70 awards four students Mirabeau B. Lamar Award of Excellence

Temple Lodge # 70 awards four students Mirabeau B. Lamar Award of Excellence

Mirabeau B. Lamar, a Mason was the second President of the Republic of Texas and is known as the “father of the Texas public school system” because he proposed to set aside public lands for the creation of a permanent endowment to support public education. Congress set aside three leagues of land in each county to support primary schools and an additional fifty leagues to support two colleges in 1839. In 1840, Congress set aside an additional league for the support of county schools.

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