Isabella Chapter
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan






God, Home, and Country








History of Isabella Chapter

The Isabella Chapter was organized on June 20, 1912, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, by Cynthia Page Brooks.  The chapter is named after Isabella County, which was laid out and named in 1832.  Mrs. Brooks had a gavel made of wood, from remains of the USS Maine, to be used at Isabella Chapter DAR meetings.  The Maine was the navy’s second commissioned pre-dreadnought battleship.  She was mysteriously sunk  in Havana Harbor, Havana, Cuba on February 15, 1898, killing two-thirds of her 374 member crew.  This sinking led to a turning point in history, with the United States emerging as a world power and helping lead us into the Spanish-American War.  At about the same time, another gavel, from the Maine, was made for the State Regent, and that gavel was used to open the 2010 DAR State Conference.  The Isabella Chapter gavel is still used today by the chapter regent.

The Isabella DAR Chapter also erected the first historical marker in Isabella County.  That marker, known as the Indian Mills Historical Marker, was dedicated in June of 1931 and still stands today.

Our chapter supports our veterans, ROTC, public schools, and promotes historical preservation and education.  We support the community through volunteering and donations.   Our service organization is dedicated to "God, Home, and Country."  Come and join us.





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