The Internet Guide to OA Insignia
Sam Houston Area Council (576)
Houston, TX
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1938
Lodge Totem: Raven facing east
Name Translation: The Raven, Name Given to Sam Houston  (Cherokee)
Changes: 1950: Lodge corrected spelling of name from Coloneh
2007 Membership+: 3907

+Sum of predecessor lodges' membership for new lodges. GNYC lodges' membership numbers are total for all GNYC lodges.



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ZC1           Now listed as YC1   
ZC2           Now listed as YC2   
ZC3           Now listed as YC3   
ZF5 RED C WHT RED  114x51 mm; fake of F3; bird solid BLK on back; was 137 F3b   
ZF6 RED C WHT RED   116x52 mm; fake of F3;fine bright twill   
ZF7 RED R WHT RED  114x52 mm; fake of F4; rolled; not F R/E   
ZF8a RED C WHT RED  113x45 mm; fake of F5; thin bird; poor EMB; TLR   
ZF9 RED R WHT RED   122x52 mm; fake of F5; rolled; not C/E   
ZF10 RED R BLK RED  CB; SMY "NOAC96"; BLK felt w/ RED inner border   
ZF11 BLK R BLK RED  CB; SMY "NOAC96"; BLK felt w/ RED inner border   
ZF12 SMY R BLK RED  CB; SMY "NOAC96"; BLK felt w/ RED inner border   
ZF13?        (2008) 
ZJ1 RED C M/C RED DYL 5-inch diameter round fake of J4 (2005) (Xflip) (Handmade Fake) 
ZJ2 RED C WHT RED BLK 5-inch diameter round fake of J5 (2005) (Xflip) (Handmade Fake) 
ZJ3 RED C M/C RED RED 5-inch diameter round fake of J6 (2005) (Xflip) (Handmade Fake) 
ZJ4 WHT R M/C RED DYL 5-inch diameter round fake of J8 (2005) (Xflip) (Handmade Fake) 
ZS1 RED C WHT RED  117x50 mm; fake of S; VER bkgd   
ZS2 RED C WHT RED  115x50 mm; fake of S1; crude EMB & fat bill; no tag from W's to bdr;   
ZS3 RED C WHT RED  115x50 mm; fake of S1; skinny bird; no tags from W's to bdr   
ZS4 GMY R BTQ RED BTQ Oval Os; background stitched diagonally   
ZS5 RED C LYL RED - Coloneh; "Replica" on back (Xflips)   
Data for 22 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.

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