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Henry George - Bohemian Grove Founding Member ?
« on: November 09, 2015, 05:50:23 am »
Henry George is listed as being a founding member of Bohemian Grove.



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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2015, 05:57:28 am »
Early Bohemians were hungry for exaltation and grabbed on to any tradition they could find to dignify their exile in the vulgar West. The club was founded in 1872, just three years after the transcontinental railroad was completed, by a group of newspapermen and artists who plainly felt social anxiety about their surroundings. Early club menus offered dolled-up western dishes such as "boiled striped bass au vin blanc" and "cafe noir." The club's "men of talent" (i.e., artists and writers) included writers of a populist bent: Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Henry M. Stanley. Bohemian Jack London was a socialist; Bohemian Henry George, a radical reformer.

http://www2.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/bohemian_grove_spy.html

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015, 06:00:13 am »
Timeline of the Bohemian Club and the Bohemian Grove - 1887

The Club has 561 members, which is a combination of literary figures and San Francisco businessmen. Among them are 4 members of the Crocker banking family, 3 Spreckles, William Randolph Hearst, Bay Area shipbuilder Arthur W. Moore, columnist and writer Ambrose Bierce, writer Henry George, and 14 officers from the Army and Navy. Other Bohemian Club writers are Charles K. Field, Ina Coolbrith, Bret Harte, Daniel O'Connell, and Mark Twain.

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_bohemiangrove07.htm

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Re: Henry George - Bohemian Grove Founding Member ?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2015, 06:04:13 am »
its difficult to search, because George always gets a mention - as in George Bush
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Henry always gets a mention - as in Henry Kissinger.

so kinda hard to research, i found this by accident when looking at the wikipedia list of members of bohemian grove this morning.
bit of a shocker to say the least.