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Last week, thousands of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held their annual meeting, finding only ridicule and distortion of the event in the resulting media reports. Such treatment tends to confirm the DAR's contention that freedom of the press in America has degenerated into freedom to misrepresent.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) organized in Washington, D.C., in October 1890. In 1901, North Carolina's chapter organized. Rogers discusses its history and lists State Regents (appointed) from 1892-1900, and State Regents (elected) from 1901-1946.
On April 23, 1913, the Bloomsbury Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution presented a plaque, dedicated to Colonel Joel Lane, to the City of Raleigh. Colonel Lane was the original owner of a tract of land near Bloomsbury which was chosen as the permanent seat of the North Carolina government. The land formed the center of what is today Raleigh.
The North Carolina chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) discusses their work in Pasquotank County. Significant historic sites in the county include the meeting area of the first State law-making assembly, the first State school, the first house of worship, and the first State court. The DAR hoped to memorialize these places by erecting granite markers.