The Order of the Bonnet was founded in 1948 by Bros. Von King and Cobham.
In 1947, Big Brother Wilbert Ernest Burgie founded the Minisink Cadet Corps
In 1949, Bro. Burgie was appointed Advisor to the OOTF.
Bro. Burgie introduced Indian law and many authentic Indian rituals, which are still practiced by the Feather today.
Bro. Burgie organized the Feather Chorus, a 50+ voice chorus that produced two LPs, in 1956 and 1961.
By the late 1950s, the OOTF had routine pledge clubs of over 200 young men!
The largest line of 72 Feathermen crossed the Burning Sands in 1959, led by their President Sterling Ray Taylor