The Internet Guide to OA Insignia
Mississippi Valley Council (141)
East St. Louis, IL
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1935
Lodge Totem: Buffalo
Name Translation:  
Changes: 1966: Merged with Cascasquia 115 to form Taleka 81


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Lodge Issues
A1 WHT C GRN WHT  DBR buffalo; WAB   
A2 WHT C GRN WHT  BRN buffalo   
A3 WHT C GRN WHT  BLK buffalo   
A4 WHT C BLK RED  solid EMB WHT buffalo; dense WHT head & shoulder   
A5a WHT C BLK RED  thin WHT stitching on head & shoulder of buffalo; 92 mm   
A5b WHT C BLK RED  95 mm   
C1 WHT  GRN   BRN buffalo; WHT WWW; type 3 SPC label; (1939)   
F1 WHT R LBL RED  WHT buffalo by BLU stream   
J1     BLK     felt on felt; WHT buffalo; RED arrow; unconfirmed; may be handmade one of a kind   
N1   LBL RED  EMB; RED number, WWW & arrow right   
N1.3   BLK RED  EMB; like A4; WHT arrowhead and buffalo   
N1.5 GRN P ORG GRN  SSC; ribbon border; tepee and arrow design   
N2     BLU RED   SSC buffalo head; WHT horns   
P1a RED R WHT DYL  TRQ 1935 1960; DYL silver ANN; RED lock stitch in bdr; 160mm name and number; repaired "0" in "60"   
P1b RED R WHT DYL  155mm name and number   
P2           Now listed as YP1   
P3           Now listed as YP2   
R1 RED R DBL BLK  97mm; OA trail guide; Camp Vanderventer w/ tab   
S1 RED R M/C RED  PBL sky; FF; 4 BLK lines on shoulder   
S2 RED R M/C RED  BLU sky; 4 BLK lines on shoulder   
S3 RED R M/C RED  BLK jagged detail lines on shoulder   
S4 RED R BLU RED  bison's nose solid BLK; (1961); Might be FF unconfirmed   
S5 RED R LBL RED  BLK outline on nose; BLK bead around BLK rays   
S6a RED R LBL RED  BLK outline on nose; no beading around BLK rays   
S6b RED R PBL RED       
X0.5 BLK R WHT YEL YEL 1935-1960   
X0.7 BRN R WHT DYL DYL 1935-1960   
X1 RED R WHT BLU  BLU 1935-1965; 90 mm REC; ANN   
YC1 WHT  GRN   design like MANNASEH C1   
YJ1 WHT   GRN     Needle point design of C1   
YL1     TAN BLK   Manaseh Trail   
YN1   DYL GRN  SSC; Arrow with GRN number; stenciled on BSA Neckerchief   
YN2     LYL     SSC; Buffalo with two arrows   
YN3   LBL RED  EMB; 14mm RED number, 13mm WWW & arrow right   
YP1 DBL R WHT DYL  Probable manufacturers reboarding of P1   
YP2 ORG R WHT DYL  Probable manufacturers reboarding of P1   
YS1?        (BLK border) 
ZA1 WHT C GRN WHT  handmade repro of A3; Solid EMB (Handmade fake) 
ZS1 RED C M/C RED  handmade repro of S1 (Handmade fake) 
ZS2 WHT C M/C RED  handmade repro of F1 (Handmade fake) 

Lodge Event Patches

(Listings from the last edition of Blue Book.)
eA1957 BLK C WHT RED  Spring Conclave   
eX1958a RED C LBL RED  Spring Conclave   
eX1958b RED C PBL RED   Spring Conclave   
eR1959 WHT C BLK YEL  Spring Conclave   
eR1960-1 BLK C TRQ ORG  Spring Conclave   
eR1960-2      listed in error   
eA1961 WHT C PBL RED  Spring Conclave   
eX1962-1 RED C LTQ RED  Spring Conclave   
eA1962-2 GRY C M/C RED  First Annual Fall Fellowship   
eR1963-1 WHT R BLU RED  Spring Conclave   
eX1963-2 BLU R BLU RED  Fall Fellowship   
eX1964-1 GRN R M/C RED  Spring Conclave   
eA1964-2 ORG C GRY YEL  Fall Fellowship   
Data for 53 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.

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