Great Crossings Chapter
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
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The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
The Great Crossings Chapter NSDAR was established January 19, 1909, under the direction of Mrs. James William Endsley (Mary C.). The chapter appropriately derives its name from the infamous site in Somerfield, Pennsylvania, where a young George Washington enjoyed the beautiful valley while crossing the peaceful Youghiogheny River. We engage in historic preservation, patriotic endeavors, and educational promotion at all levels and with all ages.
The Great Crossings Chapter was instrumental in purchasing the Petersburg (Addison) Tollhouse to enable its salvation from planned demolition. This landmark, constructed of hand-cut, native stone and erected in 1835, was known as Gate Number One of what is currently known as the National Road. With hopes of a better life, pioneers, covered wagons, stagecoaches, freight wagons, and farm animals passed through the toll gates with the great westward emigration. The Petersburg Tollhouse is listed on the National Registry of Historical Places.
Our members would like to invite you to learn more about our chapter and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
If you have any questions or are interested in membership, please feel free to contact us.
Regent - Debra Pyle
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