Highlights of Our Chapter’s History
For nearly a year, Mrs. L. D. Roberts served as Organizing Regent. With the help of State Regent Mrs. Winfield S. Tarbell, she assisted prospective members to establish eligibility for membership. On June 25, 1923, seventeen daughters met to organize the Mount Lookout Chapter, NSDAR. The first regular chapter meeting was held on December 3, 1923. For many years, meetings were held in the members’ homes and local dues of 25 cents per member were assessed.
Mrs. Neil Kimball, had many rare and valuable antiques, which came from
Revolutionary homes. She presented a
luster pitcher, a gift from the Marquis de Lafayette to her great, great
grandmother, to the
At the second meeting in January 1924, the chapter became involved in the preservation and marking of historic Golden sites. Appropriately, the first historical marker was placed at the site of the first building erected in Golden. On September 2, 1927, a huge, wind-carved boulder was unveiled on the spot where the Old Boston Building, a one and one-half story, sturdy, log building, once stood.
In conjunction with
the Colorado State Historical Society, Mount Lookout Chapter placed a second
historical marker on June 12, 1935 at the
The location of the first building of the Colorado School of Mines, erected in 1866, received the placement of a third historical marker. As part of the school’s 75th anniversary celebration, Mount Lookout Chapter was instrumental in commemorating this site on May 26, 1949.
In 1953, the chapter began perpetual care for the grave of Captain E. L. Berthoud in
order to preserve the memory of an extraordinary Golden pioneer, explorer,
soldier, and scientist. In 1975, the City of
In 1956, the Chapter focused its time and energy on opening
In 1968, the
chapter participated in the ceremony of the rededication of Golden’s Liberty
Bell on a new base in front the
For five years, the chapter prepared for the Bicentennial
of 1976. With the City of
Among the many civic and patriotic functions Mount Lookout
Chapter has fulfilled over the years is the presentation of
Other activities in which the chapter has
participated include: hand-crafted items
for Golden Sidewalk Sale, contributions to DAR schools and Indian schools,
supporting Junior American Citizens including organizing chapters at the
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