Grand Chapter
of Wyoming
Footprints Through Time

Signal Cliff #49, Ten Sleep
February 20, 1947 - February 9, 2001

John Seyfang
      Signal Cliff Chapter No. 49 was instituted on February 20, 1947, by Worthy Grand Patron Brother W.O. Edmondson of Laramie, assisted by Sister Francine Huntington, Worthy Grand Matron of Lovell. On the evening we were constituted, Adah Chapter No. 48 from Meeteetse presented us with the "baby chapter gift" which was passed on to Jackson Hole Chapter No. 50 on May 9, 1949. We had 23 charter members.
      We were a proud chapter for we were privileged to hold our meetings in the new Masonic Hall, just erected by the efforts of the Masonic members. They constructed the building of logs, and the land was a gift from Sister Frances Sutherland through her son, Brother Gordon Sutherland. Incidentally, they were the first Eastern Star members to depart from us in death.
      Our name, Signal Cliff, comes from the picturesque red cliff seen as one journeys from Ten Sleep to Worland. It was used by Indians to send messages to other Indians, thus the name, Signal Cliff. We had its picture on our year books for many years.
      Our Brother John F. Seyfang III, was elected by the Grand Chapter as Grand Sentinel in 1971. He served as Worthy Grand Patron at the 76th Annual Session in Cody in 1973, with Sister Romaine Harding as Worthy Grand Matron. Theirs was the "Joy of Living" session.
      Brother John's daughter, Sister Tracy, served the Grand Chapter as Grand Marshal in 1992, and his wife, Sister Shirley, served as Grand Organist in 1994.
      Our Sister Shirley Rannells honored our chapter by serving as Worthy Grand Matron at the 87th Annual Session in Cody in 1984. This was the "Along Life's Pathway of Stars" Session and she presided with Brother Warren L. Smith as Worthy Grand Patron.
      On February 9, 2001, Signal Cliff Chapter No. 49 consolidated with Lewisia Chapter No. 16 in Basin.