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Daughters of the American Revolution

Cadron Post Chapter

CONWAY, ARKANSAS

Organized December 13, 1979

early view of Cadron Post

Cadron Post

One of the early explorers and settlers of the Cadron Creek area was John Standlee who found a home here with his sons in the early 1800s. They built three small cabins and subsisted entirely on wild game; buffalos, bears, elk, deer and turkey,and traded at Cadron Town,the first settlement of Cadron nears its mouth at the Arkansas River. The Osage were bitter enemies of the early settlers and they were constantly "harrassed by the savages and tormented by wild beast". Many historical sites have been restored and preserved but many others are lost to the wilderness.

Cadron Post Marker

Photo courtesy of Smoke (Michael A.) Pfeiffer, RPA; Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

Cadron Settlement Park

The Cadron Settlement near the mouth of Cadron Creek was an important French Trading post in the late 1700s. The Cadron Settlement is now a National Historic Site featuring the Cadron Block House, a replica of a late 18th century structure used as a trading post, public gathering place, and defense post. The 1830 Daniel Greathouse home, a two-room house built of massive cypress logs, is now a museum. It is a day use park with pit toilets, visitor assistance, trash container, boat ramp, and hiking trail. Picnic shelters are available for reservation.

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Chapter History

Mrs. Jane Mabry was organizing regent when Cadron Post was organized and chartered December 13, 1979. Cadron Post is named for a post office which was established May 3, 1820, at Cadron on the Arkansas River. The Post was a regular stop on the Butterfield Mail Route from Memphis to San Francisco. This post office remained open until 1832.

Chapter Officers

REGENT Carol Rolf
VICE REGENT Suzanne Waggoner
CHAPLAIN Dr. Mary H. Mosley
SECRETARY Carolyn Frazier
TREASURER Kristina Ward
REGISTRAR Virginia Smith
HISTORIAN Amanda Eggert
LIBRARIAN Octavia Baldridge

view of downtown Conway


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Conway, Arkansas

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