Minute book of the Summit Point Grange of Jefferson County, the first Grange chapter to be established in West Virginia. This record book documents the organization and early years of the chapter whose first initiated member and master was a Confederate Civil War veteran, Col. Robert W. Baylor. The records consist primarily of membership lists, meeting minutes, and resolutions. Most of the resolutions deal with cooperative efforts by its members to purchase agricultural necessities such as fertilizer and to designate or hire purchasing agents. A resolution at the end of the book eulogizes Col. Robert Baylor for his work as the chapter's first master. It is interesting to note that the Grange was open for membership to both men and women and that the list of initial members to the Summit Point Grange includes names of women.
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A&M 3043, Summit Point Grange Minute Book, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries. https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/1225 Accessed January 23, 2021.