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The Revolutionary Dames Chapter was organized October 8, 1908, in Waverly, Iowa.  The name, Revolutionary Dames, was selected by the chapter as being stately, dignified, and indicative of our being descendants of the Revolutionary Patriots.


Fort Barrick Alias Fort John Marker

At the time of an Indian uprising near Spirit Lake, Iowa, Old Fort Barrick was built by early settlers and John T. Barrick, founder of the town of Janesville.  That was in June, 1854, when it was reported that the Indians were coming south through the state.  Fort Barrick's name was later changed to Fort John and the town of Janesville was named in honor of John Barrick's wife, Jane. The site was marked by the Revolutionary Dames Chapter on June 21, 1913.


The marker is located in Janesville, Iowa.  From Waverly, drive 5 miles south on U.S. Highway 218. Take the first exit, then turn right. Go west to Main Street, then turn left. The marker is on a native boulder at the site of the old fort just north of the post office at 226 Main Street.







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