Sauk Trail Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Chicago Heights, Illinois


Objects of the Society

Membership Information

Chapter Meetings

Chapter Origins

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OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY

The objects of the DAR Society are historic preservation, promotion of education and patriotic endeavor. DAR was founded as a National Society in 1890 and has provided strong leadership in the fields of Conservation, Citizenship, Education and Educational Scholarships, Genealogy and Family History, Historical Preservation and Restoration, Native American Studies and Service to Veterans.

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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Any woman is eligible for membership who is at least 18 years of age and able to prove lineal descent from someone who aided the cause of American independence by some means, such as by serving in the Revolutionary War. You may contact our Chapter Registrar for further information on how to join Sauk Trail Chapter. Please be sure to let her know if you have a relative that is a member of DAR or SAR (Sons of the American Revolution).

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CHAPTER MEETING INFORMATION

Please contact our Chapter Regent with questions about meeting times and places.

DATES & TIMES LOCATIONS PROGRAMS
September 13, 1997

Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Chicago Heights Public Library

15th Street & Chicago Road

"Constitution Highlights & Presidential Choices"

by Carol Kingery, Constitution Week Chrmn.

October 4, 1997

Saturday 12:00 NOON

Ridge Country Club

103rd & California

Chicago, IL

LUNCHEON with DEWALT MECHLIN CHAPTER

"Ascending the Columns: Diary of an Expedition"

by Mrs. Victor G. Marty, IL State Regent

November 1, 1997

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

Homewood Police Station Canine Unit Demonstration

by Lt. Dale Gustafson, Patrol Commander

December 6, 1997

Saturday 12:00 NOON

Surma's Restaurant

175th & Dixie Highway

Homewood, IL

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
January 3, 1998

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

Chicago Heights Public Library "Pueblo History: A Stitchery Book Review"

by Marian Kellogg

February 7, 1998

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

Chicago Heights Public Library GOOD CITIZEN & AMERICAN HISTORY AWARDS

"What's Important About the Civil War?"

by Larry Gibbs

March 14, 1998

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

Park Forest Public Library "Beginning Genealogy"

by Paula Malak, South Suburban Genealogical &

Historical Society

April 4, 1998

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

Chicago Heights Public Library "Songbirds of the Midwest"

by Mary Ann McLean, Thorn Creek Audubon Society

May 2, 1998

Saturday 12:00 Noon

Ciao Ristorante

3613 W. 216th Street

Matteson, IL

SPRING LUNCHEON &

Tour of Matteson Historical Society Museum

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SAUK TRAIL CHAPTER--ITS ORIGIN AND MEANING

Two historic highways intersect in Chicago Heights, Cook County, Illinois; namely, the famous Sauk Indian Trail and the old Hubbard Trail.

The famous Sauk Trail, which passed Chicago Heights, connected the villages of the Indians on the Mississippi with the trading posts of Detroit, Michigan and Fort Malden, Ontario, Canada. While the trail was originally used by the Indians, it was trod in time by explorers, trappers, missionaries, and tradesmen.

This trail was used not only for such relatively peaceful purpose. It also played its part during the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Black Hawk War of 1832.

The first white settlements in this area were established just south of Chicago Heights along the Sauk Trail. In those days, it was a beautiful curving trail between wooded lands. The Hawthorne, wild crab, and wild plum trees which bloomed abundantly in spring among the tall oaks made the trail a delight.

In 1926, the charter members of this chapter chose the name "Sauk Trail Chapter" because of the historical significance of this trail and because the first settlers chose land along this trail for their first wilderness homes.

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This page last updated May 27, 1998.