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The Oskaloosa-Mary Marion Chapter was formed March 2006 as a result of the Marion Mary Chapter and the Oskaloosa Chapter merging. 


The Mary Marion Chapter, organized July 18, 1911, was named after Mary Marion, the wife of General Frances Marion, a Revolutionary War hero.   Mrs. Dixie Cornell Gebhardt, organizing secretary, became the designer of the Iowa State Flag.  It was this flag that was finally designated the official flag of the state of Iowa almost 75 years after her official design.  The original design, in crayon, is on display in the Marion County courthouse.   It is definitely something to see!   


The Oskaloosa Chapter was organized on November 22nd, 1927 and was approved on  September 30, 1930.   The first Regent of the Oskaloosa Chapter was Mrs. Owen Jones who served from 1927 - 1929. 








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