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
Lucretia Deering Chapter DAR 1931
In Mitchell county at Osage on the
Old Cedar Valley Seminary building.
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
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.