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Lucretia Deering Chapter NSDAR
Osage, Iowa

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Welcome to Lucretia Deering Chapter NSDAR

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women's service organization.

The Lucretia Deering Chapter NSDAR, named for Mrs. Lucretia Deering, was organized on November 28, 1927. Mrs. Deering became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C.; she was there with her husband, who served three terms in the United States Congress. Lucretia 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:

Hamlin Garland

The marker was placed by the Lucretia Deering Chapter NSDAR in 1931. It is located in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, 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 marker is inscribed:
Hamlin Garland
As a student here - 1876-1881 - Received
his first literary inspiration, and from
this environment came much of the
material for his early fiction, his
poems, and Middle Border chronicle
The Dragoons – Mitchell County

The marker was placed by the Lucretia Deering Chapter and the Iowa Society DAR in 1938. Located in Mitchell County, one mile north of Osage on US Highway 218, the plaque was affixed to a small boulder located on the northwest corner of the intersection of US Highway 218 and 370th Street.

The marker is inscribed:
The Dragoon Trail
Blazed in 1835
by the 1st U.S. Dragoons
Colonel Stephen W. Kearney
marked by the
Iowa Daughters of the
American Revolution
Erected August 27, 1938.

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Last Updated 8 February 2019
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