National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Rebecca Dewey Chapter
Three Oaks, MI – June 25&26, 2021
Rebecca Dewey Chapter, NSDAR, invites you to participate in the Good Citizen Yard Sale.
All funds to support the Chapters efforts in scholarships and education, veteran’s aid and women’s issues.
It will take place at 6284 Shanghai Road near Hochberger Road just north of Eau Claire, MI.
It will be open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on June 25th and 26th.
About the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Rebecca Dewey Chapter
Chapter History – The Rebecca Dewey Chapter, NSDAR, Three Oaks, Michigan, was organized July 9, 1909, with a membership of seventeen. It was chartered December 21, 1909, with fourteen members. Since Three Oaks had secured the Dewey Cannon at the close of the Spanish-American War, it was decided to name the Chapter after Admiral Dewey’s great grandmother. Rebecca Dewey Chapter NSDAR currently has 30 Members.
Dewey Cannon – This cannon, captured in the Spanish-American War by Admiral Dewey, was presented to Three Oaks when its citizens raised $1,400 for a memorial to the men of the battleship Maine. This was the largest contribution, per capita, of any community in the nation. “Three Oaks Against the World,” a local paper proudly boasted. This park was dedicated October 17, 1899, by President William McKinley, and others. Presentation of the cannon took place on June 28, 1900. Guest of honor was Helen Miller Gould, called the Spanish-American War’s “Florence Nightingale.” Thousands of people were in attendance on each occasion.