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A Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota) lodge charter issued to Biser (translates to Pearl or Gem), Ringo, Kansas. The Society founded in 1904, offered affordable life insurance to Slovenian immigrants. In the late 1880s and early 1900s, many Slovenians came to American to work in the southeast Kansas coal mines. The Slovene National Benefit Society provided immigrants with social, athletic and cultural activities, college scholarships, and community service projects. At one time, there were 15 lodges in southeast Kansas and one in Kansas City, Kansas.

Creator: Slovene National Benefit Society
Date: January 20, 1915

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Item Number: 212744
Call Number: 2008-266.01
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212744

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