Our name came from an extensive and dense forest of hardwood trees covering a large part of the land east of the Neosho River. This was the setting for three United States Commissioners and the chiefs of the Great and Little Osage Indians to sign a treaty to allow passage to Santa Fe.
|Name of Office||Name of Officer|
|Vice Regent||Sarahmae Swanson|
|Recording Secretary||Marsha Hayes|
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Council Grove is one of the twelve locations in the United States chosen to be the site of a "Madonna of the Trail" monument.
Our history is closely tied to early exploration, the Santa Fe Trail, and pioneer days.
It was fitting that a statue of the pioneer mother be placed here.
Council Oak Chapter is the "guardian chapter" for our Madonna.
Also in Council Grove is a DAR marker for the Santa Fe Trail. The photos below show
events surrounding the 100th anniversary of the marker's placement and opening of the
"memory box" which was placed in the base of the stone. It was disappointing that the
elements destroyed the contents of the box. A new box was placed that should endure.
Hover your cursor over each image for a quick peek
or click on the first image, and click on the large arrow for an automatic show.
|Colleen Anderson||Jacob Hepler PA|
|Phyllis Blevins||Duty Greene MA|
|Janis Bosch||Thomas Paxton PA|
|Michelle Bowman||William Anderson VA|
|Jerry Brees||John Gatewood VA|
|Hallie Brewer||John Dent MD|
|Marjorie Brown||Levi Hanford CT|
|Mary Ann Brown||Holeman Rice VA|
|Nadine Burnett||Hezekiah Mount NJ|
|Mary Ann Clark||Christopher Winter PA|
|Jane Dixon||Benjamin Harmon CT|
|Opal May Evans||John Dent MD|
|Heather Ford||Adam Sunday PA|
|Jan Haeker||Henry Garrett VA|
|Marsha Hayes||Henry Lane Sr. NJ|
|Virginia Hunter||Job Bristol VT|
|Elizabeth Hutchinson||Isaac Wedge CT|
|Clarice Kennedy||John Dent MD|
|Ruth Larson||Tillman Kemper VA|
|Ronda Lowderman||John Hardesty PA|
|Phyllis Metzger||John Adam Shaffer PA|
|Glenna Monfort||John Hardesty PA|
|Suzie Pickering||George Cressman|
|Patricia Prowell||Timothy Ayer CT|
|Edwinna Ramsey||Thomas Livingston VA|
|Vada Ramsour||Belcher Starkweather CT|
|Bonnie Redmond||Rev. Elnathan Phelps MA|
|Gladys Schmuck||John Douthit NC|
|Jennie Schmuck||Christian Inabnit SC|
|Patricia Schneider||Jacob Hepler PA|
|Olive Schoof||John Hardesty PA|
|Jody Sellers||Samuel Craig KY|
|Vicki Sprague||Adam Sunday PA|
|Sarahmae Swanson||John Adam Bottorff PA|
|Margaret White||William Anderson VA|