Historical Markers

One of the NSDCW objectives is to commemorate the events of the American Colonial Period (1607 - 1775).  To further this objective, the National Society or a State Society places historical markers.  The official insignia of the National Society on a bronze plaque is used to mark a historic event, site, building, trail, etc.


One example of an NSDCW historical marker is the one placed by the Illinois Society in Chicago, Illinois on N Michigan Avenue on the east side of the bridge.  Latitude: N 41° 53.369, Longitude: W 87° 37.430.  The inscription is:

On December 4, 1674 Pere Jacques Marquette, S.J. and two voyageurs built a shelter near the mouth of the Chicago River. They were the first Europeans to camp here, the site of Chicago. 

Erected by Illinois Society 
Daughters of Colonial Wars 
in our 50th year