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Molly Foster Berry Chapter gathers

Friday, January 25, 2013

Molly Foster Berry Chapter of National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution met at the First United Methodist at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18. Donations of "Labels for Education" and "Box Tops for Education" were packaged to be sent to Bacone College.

Chapter member Nolene Whiteside gave a presentation from "Echoes of Pawnee Rock" by Grace Meeker, printed in 1903.

In 1902, Kansas Daughters of the American Revolution began its dream of service to Kansas history by kicking off a campaign to place markers along the Santa Fe Trail in the state. They secured red granite boulders of varying size for the markers, at a cost of about $16 per boulder. At that time, there were only around 300 members in the entire state, so help from the communities was essential.

By 1906, the Kansas Daughters had enough money for 70 markers and began to arrange their dedication. The Old Santa Fe Trail became a definite way across the states of Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. The Kansas Daughters were the first to mark the old Trail and the Daughters of Missouri, Colorado, and New Mexico followed their example.

The Molly Foster Berry Chapter would like to remind the public that any woman of 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. We are very happy to help you with guidance and completion of your papers. For more information, contact www.dar.org, or Chapter Regent Sandy Rylander at 223-6304.



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