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           National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

      Crowley's Ridge Chapter

            Dexter, Stoddard County, Missouri

Historic Preservation, Education, Patriotism, Friendship

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To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion; and to foster patriotic citizenship--these are the objects of our society, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Each member of the DAR is a lineal descendant of a patriot who gave aid or served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. The National Society DAR has facts about DAR and information about joining DAR. Further information about DAR is available at: National Society DAR and Missouri State Society DAR

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Map Showing Crowley's RidgeAbout Our Chapter.  The Crowley's Ridge Chapter NSDAR was organized June 1, 1988, and is one of the newest of the 107 Missouri DAR chapters. Charter members of the chapter chose the name Crowley's Ridge for the unique land form which begins in the area of Dexter, Missouri, and goes about 150 miles south to Helena, Arkansas. It is a narrow rolling hill region rising above the flat alluvial plain of the Mississippi River. Crowley's Ridge was the natural north to south travel link of the area for it was much easier to travel along the ridge than the swamps of the lowlands which had not yet been drained. Many early settlers of Dexter, Missouri, chose the Ridge to locate their homes and the Ridge Road for their travels.

Chapter Activities.  Since its June 1, 1988 beginning, Crowley's Ridge Chapter has been committed to promoting historical preservation, education, and patriotism in Missouri.

Our chapter:

--celebrates Constitution week in September with displays in the Keller Public Library and at one of the schools in our community, and the mayor of Dexter signs a proclamation.
--celebrates Columbus Day in October with a special chapter program on the discovery of America.
--presents Good Citizen Awards to area high school students.
--sponsors the annual Veterans Day Parade in Dexter.
--donates to the birthday party at the John J. Pershing Veterans Hospital in Poplar Bluff, MIssouri.
--supports the Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, MIssouri.
--supports the Stoddard County Genealogical Society.
--supports docents at the Heritage House, the oldest home in Dexter built in 1873.
--supports the genealogical research room in the Heritage Museum.
--supports the Stars and Stripes Museum in Bloomfield, the birthplace of The Stars and Stripes newsletter.

Meetings. Our meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. during the months of August through May. Each regular meeting includes devotions, patriotic exercises, the President General's message, a National Defense report, History Moment, the Indian Moment, and a program of patriotic, educational, or historical interest. Please contact us if you are interested in joining DAR and would like to attend one of our meetings. Visitors are welcome. You can visit the DAR Genealogical Research System which will let you know if your ancestor is a recognized Revolutionary War patriot. We will be happy to assist you in proving your lineage to your Revolutionary War patriot.


Regent--Frances Moore

Vice Regent--Jane Smith

Chaplain--Jane Smith

Recording Secretary--Frances McClintock

Treasurer--Connie Hutchcraft

Registrar--Glynda Bates

Historian--Jean Robinson

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