Ti DAR saluted

Chapter # 1497 of The Daughters of the American Revolution was organized June 30, 191,1 and chartered July 19, 1922. The organizing regent was Alice Whitney Bascom who originally belonged to the Hands Cove Chapter of Shorham, Vt. Other charter members were Gertrude Mitchell, Eloise Burdick, and Caroline Dobbs. Organizing members were E. Wiley, G. Cook, M. Peck, M. Downs, I. Weed, C. Wickes, E. Crammond, E. Ross, E. Buttolph, L. Arthur, E. Simpkins, L. Jeffers, E. Ferris, E. Cummins, P. Wicker, A. Wheeler, A. Drake, C. Loderhouse, A. Hack, E. Beers, A. Royce, A French, and J. Will.

The objects of the society are to cherish , maintain, and extend the institution of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.

As the minutes of past meetings and clippings from newspapers are read, one realizes what an active but unassuming part the Ticonderoga DAR has played in the local community. In the educational field, the chapter has donated many American Flags to the schools. The chapter gives an "Excellence in History" prize to the boy and girl with the highest average in history in junior high. They also sponsor the "The DAR Good Citizen Essay." The DAR magazine is presented to the public library and two local school libraries for reference material.

In 1932 seven elm trees were planted at the high school on behalf of the organization. In Essex County, the local chapter has helped find the graves of men that fought in the Revolution, and mark them. The Black Watch Library has a bronze marker in memory of the soldiers who fought in WWI, and there is a marker at the former Central School Park in honor of Lord Howe, both presented by the DAR.

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