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October 8, 2021

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"I Have Lots of Friends"
From the past to the present, A Mason can
find a friend and brother where ever he may travel

On a recent trip to Branson, Missouri WB Flint Hollars, of Livingston Lodge No. 160, came across an art booth at the Silver Dollar City theme park. The booth was that of actor, and Brother Mason, Buck Taylor. Brother Taylor is known for his roll as “Turkey Creek” Jack Johnson in the movie Tombstone, and also had rolls on Gunsmoke and is currently on the series Yellowstone.
 

Brother Flint Hollars (fore left) and Brother Buck Taylor (back right) in Silver Dollar City Theme Park.

WB Hollars presented Brother Taylor one of MWB Jimmie Steen’s Grand Master pins, and he was quick to pin it to his shirt (as seen in photo). After a lengthy conversation Bro Taylor said that he frequents Louisiana often as he has home In Marrero. Bro Taylor is currently a member of Phoenix Lodge #275 in Weatherford, Tx. 

The real life  "Turkey Creek" Jack Johnson (1852-1887) was an American bookkeeper, lawyer, cattle handler and lawman. He rode with Wyatt Earp as a member of the posse during the Earp Vendetta Ride. [1] Brother Johnson was a member of Mount Moriah Lodge No. 2, F.& A.M., in Salt Lake City, though he may have joined Freemasonry earlier than that. [2]
 

Brother Buck Taylor, as "Turkey Creek" Jack Johnson,
wearing a square and compasses pendant in Tombstone.

 



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