Yorkino

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Lorenzo de Zavala helped establish the American York Rite Freemasonry known as Rito Yorkino. Lorenzo de Zavala.jpg
Lorenzo de Zavala helped establish the American York Rite Freemasonry known as Rito Yorkino.

Yorkino is a Mexican reference to a specific Masonic Lodge belonging to the York Rite order of Freemasonry as opposed to Scottish Rite.

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Etymology

The name Yorkino derived from the city of York where, according to masonic legend, the first meetings of masons are thought to have taken place in England. Several groups of Freemasons established themselves in political circles in Mexico during the 1820s and were called Yorkinos.

History

See Freemasonry in Mexico

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References

"Yorkino." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 12 July 2010 <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1242221/Yorkino>.