DAR Historical Markers




 There have been dozens of historic markers and monuments placed by the Minnesota State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution over the past 125 years. Here is just a sample.
DAR Marker Mendota MN
 

Arrowhead Monument     Location: Mendota, Minnesota
Inscription: "In the language of the Sioux means the mouth of a river, was the earliest permanent white settlement in southern Minnesota. Pioneer center of fur trade. Near here were signed treaties with the Indians in 1805, 1835, 1851 ceding to the whites most of the lands in Minnesota. Fort Snelling was established on this side of the river in 1819. This region was long known as Saint peters. Sibley House, three blocks, built in 1825 by Governor Henry Hastings Sibley, First Governor of the state 1858-1859. Restored by the Minnesota Daughters of the American Revolution. Maintained by them as a museum. This tablet erected by the Minnesota Society Daughters of the American Revolution."
MN DAR Marker Acacia Memorial Cemetery Mendota MN

 
Location: Acacia Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Inscription with the DAR insignia: "1851-1922 To Commemorate the Treaty at Mendota Negotiated on Pilot Knob 
Whereby the Sioux Indians ceded their Lands in the Territory of Minnesota and the State of Iowa 
to the United States Government 
Placed by the Mendota Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution St. Paul, Minn."
MN DAR Marker Mendota MN

 Location: Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota, Minnesota
Inscription with the DAR insignia: "To The Glory of God and in Memory of General Hentry Hastings Sibley, Born February 20, 1811 and Died February 18, 1891. A Great Patriot-Soldier-Statesman. This historic marker is built of the only remaining stone from the pioneer church erected by General Sibley in 1847 as a place of worship "for Christians of all denominations." The church stood upon a high hill opposite this site. Dedication Services in Holiness unto the Lord Sunday June 5, 1955 and Monday June 6, 1955. Given by Nathan Hale Chapter Number 176 National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Saint Paul, Minnesota."
 
Albert Lea MN DAR Historical Marker before restoration
 Location: Albert Lea, Minnesota
Before restoration
Inscription: 
1855
Site of St. Nicholas
First Settlement in Freeborn County
Placed by the Albert Lea Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1925
 
Albert Lea MN DAR Historical Marker after renovation in 2019
  Location: Albert Lea, Minnesota
After restoration
Honorary State Regent Faye Leach restored approximately 32 Minnesota DAR Historical Markers during her term as State Regent ending in 2019 with the 
Minnesota State Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
MN DAR books by Faye Leach
 
Minnesota Honorary State Regent, Faye Leach, is the author of two books on the 
Minnesota Daughters of the American Revolution:

Historic Markers Monuments and Memorials placed by the 
Minnesota Daughters of the American Revolution, by Faye Leach, Birchdale Prints, 2015

History of the Minnesota Daughters of the American Revolution celebrating 125 years
by Faye Leach, Birchdale Prints, 2017

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