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Preserving a Legacy

Over two hundred years ago, American patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. Through participation in the DAR's various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors. If you have a relative who is or was a member, the process of joining is simplified!

Our Chapter History

Amaquonsippi Chapter NSDAR was chartered on October 15, 1976 during the country's bicentennial. The chapter name, Amaquosippi, is an Indian name - Amaqua refers to a small town and sippi means river. We have a proud history of historic preservation, patriotism, and promoting education.

On July 10, 1979 Amaquonsippi Chapter sponsored the placing of a DAR historical marker at Redcrest Mansion in Canton. Amaquonsippi Chapter sponsored the reprinting of two area books to preserve area history and to make these significant books again available to the public. The Prairie Farmer Directory of 1917 was an important genealogical source which gave all names of each farm family in Fulton County, along with various related town and city businesses. The Yellow Rose was the true story of an early Fulton County fur trapper who eloped with his bride, left Fulton County by horseback, and married on the way to the yellow banks of the Mississippi River. The bride kept a diary in 1830 of her trip and raising her children while they lived among the Indians.

Each year the DAR Good Citizens from Canton High School and Spoon River Valley High School and their mothers are treated to a dinner with the chapter. The Flags of Love project is an outstanding one which the chapter originated and has continued to sponsor. Any deceased veteran of any war who served from Fulton County or who resides in Fulton County may be honored with a large flag on a 14’ flagpole bearing an engraved nameplate. The many flags are put up throughout Jones Park in Canton Square on all patriotic holidays.

Chapter members participate in Honor Flight events at the Peoria airport and donate items to veterans and those currently serving in the military. We donated Constitution booklets to an American History class and created Constitution displays.

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