--  Loyal Order of Moose for men, founded in 1888 in Louisville, Kentucky; re-organized in 1906 under the leadership of

         future U.S. Senator James J. Davis.

     --  Women of the Moose, founded in 1913 as an auxiliary organization, now considered an integral unit of the Order.

     --  Nonsectarian and nonpolitical.

     --  Roughly 2,000 lodges in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and Great Britain, and total membership of nearly

         1 million.

     --  Women of the Moose membership exceeds 500,000 in more than 1,600 chapters.

     --  International headquarters at Mooseheart, Illinois, USA.

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