California OA Collecting

When I first got into collecting, it was quite popular to collect California OA Lodges.  This came from geographical interest, as well as the excellent and legendary OA Green Book.  The Green Book was one of the first guides to include actual photographs with their listings.  The book now is a collector’s item, and the guide was ahead of it’s time.

Eventually, creating a credible collection of California OA Lodges became impracticle.  There were too many issues, too many varieties, and the problem was growing each year.  Ironically, there seemed to be an inverse relation between having fewer Lodges due to consolidation, and more collecting issues being released by those fewer Lodges.

At one point, I decided to change my collection goals to the traditional Area 4 Lodges, but even that got way out of hand.

Bold-faced names are active Order of the Arrow Lodges – list is still being populated

  • A-tsa 380
  • Achewon Nimat 282
  • Ahwahnee 430
  • Amangi Nacha 47
  • Ashie 432
  • Cahuilla 127
  • Canalino 90
  • Chumash 90
  • Chumash 304
  • Ho-Mita Koda 380
  • Hungteetsepoppi
  • Kaweah
  • Lo La’Qam Geela (Headquarters City in Oregon)
  • Machek N’Gult 375
  • Malibu
  • Mayi 354
  • Miwok 304
  • Navajo 98
  • Kowaunkamish 485
  • Orca
  • Pang 536
  • Puvunga
  • Royaneh 282
  • San Gorgonio 298
  • Siwinis 252
  • Spe-Le-Yai
  • Tah-Heetch
  • Tahquitz 127
  • Ta Tanka 488
  • Talako
  • Tannu (Headquarters City in Nevada)
  • Tehama 485
  • Tiwahe 45
  • Toloma
  • Topa Topa
  • Ut-In-Selica
  • Wiatava 13
  • Wisumahi 478
  • Yowlumne 304