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Dardanelle Rock Chapter

Dardanelle, Arkansas

Organized April 12, 1997

Chapter History

There is a romantic "Legend of Dardanelle Rock" that relates the story of a Cherokee Indian chief named Dardanelle who was wounded in a fierce battle with the Choctaws and while recuperating, fell in love with a beautiful maiden named Leonietta.

They made a pact. He was to stand on Dardanelle Rock (a landmark for explorers and homeseekers who struggled up the river in the early days) at sunset, and she would wave her mantle to him as a signal that she would run away with him and become his bride. He waited on the rock for many hours, but for some reason she failed to make an appearance. He flung himself into the turbulent stream of the Arkansas River below. Thus Dardanelle Rock was named for him, and our chapter adopted this name.

On April 12, 1997, the chapter was organized with Mrs. B.L. Daniels as regent with 23 organizing members.

Chapter Officers

REGENT Beverly Merrick-Felkner
VICE REGENT Judith Wilson Baker
CHAPLAIN Julia Sills Taylor
RECORDING SECRETARY Ellen Higgins Hillis
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Bonnie McCurdy
TREASURER Gloria Roberts Craig
REGISTRAR Betsy Snyder Harris
HISTORIAN Sharon Sample
LIBRARIAN Kathryn Rodgers McCormick
PARLIAMENTARIAN Georgiana Tatum

Memorial Continental Hall

Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, DC

Each year, over 600,000 people pass through the doors of
Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, D.C.'s largest concert hall.
The Hall, owned by the DAR and originally built in 1929 to house
its annual convention, is a Registered National Historic Landmark.

Chapter Meetings

Dardanelle Rock Chapter meetings are held the second Monday night
of the month from September through May at 7:00 p.m.

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