DAR Historical Markers



 Photographs credit: T. MacAllister  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."
 
MN DAR books by Faye Leach
 
Minnesota 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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