The members of the
La Junta Chapter NSDAR
welcome you to this website!
We are located in
La Junta, Colorado
We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to who we are, what we do, how to join us,
and resources to research your own family history, celebrate patriotism, champion education,
and promote historic preservation.
If you would like more information on the La Junta Chapter DAR,
We are members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR). This organization is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization comprising 3,000 chapters and over 185,000 members.
Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death, as well as of the Revolutionary War service of her patriot ancestor.
Are you interested in membership but live outside our area or cannot meet with us locally? That's okay!
You can explore other chapters in Colorado by visiting this Colorado State DAR page
or click here to be connected with a chapter that serves your community.
La Junta Chapter NSDAR was organized November 24, 1913. Harriet Bragg was the first chapter regent and was regent for seven years. The chapter's geographic area includes Fowler, Rocky Ford, La Junta, and Las Animas (Otero and Bent counties). The site of Bent's Old Fort was maintained by the chapter for years which included the building of the stone gateway at the original entrance to the roadway leading to the fort. The chapter owned the site of the fort from February 8, 1926, to June 14, 1954, when the land was deeded to the State of Colorado for the use and benefit of the State Historical Society for the sum of $1.00. Later it was sold to the United States for $1.00 on June 3, 1960, and became a part of the National Park Service.
|Bent's Old Fort Gate||June 14, 1930|
|George Bush||New York||Private|
|Abraham Clark||Maryland||Patriotic Service|
|Charles Duval||Maryland||Civil Service, Patriotic Service|
|John Hash||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|James Hogg, Jr.||Virginia||Soldier, Patriotic Service|
|James Hogg, Sr.||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|Joseph Howe||Virginia||Civil Service|
|Charles Ison||Virginia||Lieutenant, Patriotic Service|
|David Jarratt||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|Valentine Krug||Pennsylvania||Second Lieutenant|
|James McCarroll||Virginia||Civil Service|
|James McKibben||Pennsylvania||Civil Service, Patriotic Service|
|Thomas McLaughlin||Virginia, North Carolina||Private|
|William Menefee, Sr.||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|Naboth Osborn||Connecticut, Massachusetts||Private|
|John Savage||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|Johannes Schaub||North Carolina||Private, Civil Service, Patriotic Service|
|James Sturtevant, Sr.||Connecticut||Private|
|Edward Trabue||Virginia||Private, Patriotic Service|
|James Winfree||North Carolina||Patriotic Service|
|as of April 9, 2019|
|Vice Regent||Susan Mathewson|
|Recording Secretary||Clara Stafford|
|as of February 15, 2018|