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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Welcome to King's Highway Chapter

Sikeston, Missouri


About the DAR

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a service organization in which each member is a lineal descendant of a patriot who gave aid or served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Facts about DAR and information about joining DAR are available at the National Society DAR web site. Further information about DAR is available at National Society DAR and Missouri State Society DAR.


About King's Highway Chapter NSDAR

Map Showing Sikeston, Missouri

In 1789 the King of Spain ordered an overland route to connect St. Louis, Missouri, to New Orleans, Louisiana. This frontier route, originally an Indian trail, became known as El Camino Real, or King's Highway, and still today it goes through Sikeston, Missouri, and serves as its Main Street. When the Sikeston chapter of DAR was organized on March 24, 1914, it was only fitting that the chapter be named King's Highway. It was the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution who in 1915 placed a monument in Sikeston to commemorate the historic King's Highway.

Our chapter has members from Sikeston, Charleston, East Prairie, and New Madrid, Missouri. Throughout the years the King's Highway Chapter NSDAR has endeavored to emulate the DAR goals of patriotism, education, and historical preservation thus "Showing DAR in Missouri." In the past we surveyed and gathered information on the cemeteries within Scott County between October 15, 1979 and April 17, 1981. Our findings were published in a two volume set in 1982 called Cemetery Records of Scott County, Missouri, Vol. I and Vol. II. We honor veterans with cake for birthdays in Poplar Bluff and give valentines to veterans in both Poplar Bluff and Cape Girardeau. In November we host a veterans tea at the historical Sikeston depot. Each year we honor 10 Good Citizens at a tea. We also honor the two groups of JROTC students in Charleston and New Madrid high schools. In September we celebrate Constitution Week by asking students to write a paper on what the constitution means to them. We keep these papers in notebooks so students can read them later.

Our Meetings

Our meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month, in November on Veterans Day, and in February the Saturday before George Washington's birthday. Please contact us if you are interested in joining DAR and would like to attend one of our meetings. Visitors are welcome.


Historic Sikeston Depot

Historic Sikeston Depot and Museum

    Officers

  • Regent--Annette Robertson
  • Vice Regent--Elizabeth Wilson
  • Chaplain--Mary D. Zoellner
  • Treasurer--Penny Limbach
  • Registrar--Rita Laseter
  • Historian--Dorothy Brown
  • Librarian--Hazelle Wilson

For a glimpse into the history of Sikeston, please visit the following web site:
"Sikeston and Miner Missouri."

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Website last updated May 7, 2011.