Daughters of the American Revolution
Camdenton, Missouri

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The Niangua Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, represents one of approximately 105 chapters in the state of Missouri, and support the objectives of the National Society: education, historical preservation, and patriotism. Our chapter meetings include informational programs which reflect these objectives. Chapter membership encompasses the entire Lake of the Ozarks area, and was organized on February 26, 1957, at Arrow Head Lodge on Lake of the Ozarks, with Mrs. Todd Crawford as the Organizing Regent, and 15 charter members. Although the home of the Niangua Chapter is in Camdenton, it was planned from the beginning that chapter would include all the towns in the Lake of the Ozarks region and surrounding territory.

The chapter was named for the Niangua River, which was formed from the big and little Camdenton, MO Locator Map Niangua Rivers, and joining with Linn Creek, it flowed into the Osage River at the site of the former town of Linn Creek, now covered by the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Historians do not agree on the origin of the name "Niangua." It is said to be from an Indian phrase, "ne-on-go," which means, "I won't go away," expressing the Indians' reluctance to leave their beautiful native hunting and fishing land. The Osage and Delaware Indians who lived in the area also used the word to describe a river of many springs.

Niangua Chapter meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from September through April. Please contact us for more information pertaining to our chapter meetings and membership eligibility. Guests are welcome!

Marylin Cotrel, Chapter Regent
Niangua Chapter,NSDAR

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Daughters of the American Revolution
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