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The Lucretia Deering chapter, named for Mrs. Lucretia Deering, was organized November 28, 1927.  Mrs. Deering became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution at Washington, D.C. while there with her husband, who served three terms in the United States Congress.  She was a member at large until her death in 1919. 

The Lucretia Deering chapter has placed two markers in their area to help keep history alive:

Student Hamlin Garland

Marker by Lucretia Deering Chapter DAR 1931

Location: In Mitchell county at Osage on the Old Cedar Valley Seminary building.

History: Hamlin Garland, a Pulitzer prize winning novelist was a student here in 1876-1881. He received his first literary inspiration here from which he produced his early fiction, poems, and middle border chronicles.

The Dragoons Mitchell County

Marker by Lucretia Deering Chapter and Iowa Society DAR 1938
Location: In Mitchell County 1 mile north of Osage on US Highway 218. Marked on plaque affixed to a small boulder located on the northwest corner of the intersection of US Highway 218 and 370th Street.
History: Blazed in 1835 by the first U.S. Dragoons under the leadership of Colonel Stephen W. Kearney, a historical marker placed by the Iowa Society DAR shows the Dragoon route.






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