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Coos Bay Chapter

Daughters of the American Revolution

Coos Bay, Oregon

Chapter History

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The Coos Bay Chapter, Marshfield, was organized October 14, 1917 at the home of Miss Edith Preston, by Mrs. George L. Dindinger, organizing regent, and Mrs. I. L. Patterson, state regent. The name Coos Bay was chosen in memory of the Coos tribe of Indians, whose native habitat was the vicinity of Coos Bay, and also because the membership of the chapter included women from several towns on the bay. The Coos Indians were of the Kusan family, formerly living at Coos Bay. The name is first mentioned by Lewis and Clark, who spell it Cook-koo-oose. The spelling has been variously, Koo'as, Kowes, Coose and finally Coos. One Indian meaning for Coos ascribed is "lake," another, for "place of pines." Oregon Magazine, March 1926

The Coos Bay chapter welcomes women interested in membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution. Please contact Delores Barkley for further information.

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