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May 26, 2008

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Jeff

Hi Lynn.

Thanks for reading our blog. According to the 1889 ritual, it stood for “Uniform Knight of Tabor,” or “Uniform Knights of Tabor,” which is a reference to the organization’s fourth degree, called “The Uniform Rank.” The description of the “full dress uniform,” which is noted as used “for public turn-outs” of Uniform Rank members, includes a description of “a shield of yellow metal, with letters U.K.T.” which would have been worn on the dress coat. The description of the dress uniform is similar to that of a Masonic Knights Templar uniform, or other quasi-military uniform.

Best,

Jeff

Lynette O'Quinn

Do you know what the UKT stood for on their medal?

Jeff

John,
I'm glad you liked the story - and thanks for pointing out the typo so that I could fix it!

John

Fascinating story!

Check the spelling of Mississippi in the link, "Missississippi Heritage Trust's 10 Most Endangered List of 2000."

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