Description

Black and white sketch of Dr. R. Dodge, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

Pioneer for Temprance

Dr. R.L. Lodge

Roderick Lathrop Dodge was born 1808 in Vermont… 1834 he graduated from the medical department of Dartmouth College… Was sent as medical missionary and labored among the Creek and Cherokee Indians in the territory.. Part of the time he was assistant surgeon in the U.S. Army.. Rode 2,000 miles on horse-back from Danville, PA to Ft. Gibson, Indian Territory. In 1842 Dr. Dodge came to Little Rock and went into the drug business..Lived in Little Rock 51 years and died ther Mar. 21, 1893...

Dr. Dodge was an enthusiastic temperance advocate.. In 1844 established "The Temperance Journal".. Was chairman of executive committee and treasurer of the first state temperance convention at Little Rock, Feb. 22, 1844.. He was also active in Masonry and was grand treasurer of the Grand Lodge 28 years...

"Religion first, temperance next, then Freemasonry were three movements to which he devoted his energies."

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 19

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Dr. R. Dodge, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

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Disciplines

United States History

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