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Other groups were organized to provide opportunities for social gatherings, as well a community improvement. Fraternal organizations such as the Elks, the Masons, the Oddfellows, and others, raised money for worthy causes while providing social affairs. The Knights of Pythias had their own building for meetings and social events.
In 1905, women in the Las
Vegas area established the Hostess Club. Members brought sewing implements
to each meeting to sew for the hostess, and did charitable work for the
needy. The Goldfield Women's Club was founded for the purposes of
literary advancement and philanthropy. Members of that club gathered
and distributed food and clothes in the community.
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