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Stephens Watts Kearny Chapter

of the National Society

Daughters of the American Revolution

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, the oldest capitol city in the United States, was founded in 1607 by Spanish conquistadors under Don Pedro de Peralta, then governor for the colony. The DAR established its first New Mexico chapter here in 1898. Originally known as the Sunshine Chapter, the name was changed to honor General Stephen Watts Kearny, who led the first contingent of American Army soldiers into this city in 1846. Following the Mexican-American War in 1850, New Mexico became a territory of the United States, and in 1912, the 47th state of the Union.

We are an active group of women with a strong commitment to the ideals of our National Society--Patriotism, Service to our community and our country's veterans, Education and Historic preservation.

We welcome prospective members and assistance is provided in the area of lineage research. For more information regarding membership requirements, meeting dates, etc., please e-mail our Registrar, Mary Ann Thornton.

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