Daughters of the American Colonists

California State Society

Historical Markings and Dedications by California DAC 

Date Chapter State Regent and marking information
11 Dec 1930 Los Angeles Mrs. Alexander Smithers, State Regent. Site where the 1st white men camped in 1769,  Elysian Park.
 
1 March 1933 CSSDAC Mrs. Elmer Whittaker, State Regent.  Beverly Hills City Hall, 200th anniversary of George Washington's Birthday.
 
16 June 1934 Santa Barbara Mrs. William K. Floyd, State Regent. Old Mission Aqueduct - Foster Park.
 
21 Sept 1941 Los Angeles Mrs. George Patterson, State Regent. Bronze marker on flagpole of St Thomas Church on Sept. 21, honoring State Regent Mrs. George Patterson.
 
1950 CSSDAC Mrs. Frederick C. Pew, State Regent.  Baptismal Font at All Faiths Chapel of San Fernando Veterans Hospital, dedicated in memory of beloved members who have passed away. Monies used were from a state fund started in 1939 by the CSSDAC Board.
 
18 May 1953 Santa Barbara Mrs. Henry Herbert Dace, State Regent.  Marked the Old Grist Mill above the Santa Barbara Mission.
 
1954 San Jose de Guadalupe
 

Mrs. Henry Herbert Dace, State Regent.  Marked the Juan Briones de Mirada Adobe.
 

17 March 1955 San Jose de Guadalupe
 
Mrs. Albert M. Walsh, State Regent.  Marked the Herbert Clark Hoover Cork Oak Tree, City Hall Park, Palo Alto.
 
1957 CSSDAC Mrs. Albert M. Walsh, State Regent.  Marked the Hilltown Ferry.
 
21 April 1957 Santa Barbara Mrs. Albert M. Walsh, State Regent.  Marked the Casa del Presidio.
 
13 August 1958 CSSDAC Mrs. Carl C. Barley, State Regent,  Marked the Higuera Rancho Adobe near Milpitas.
 
1960 CSSDAC Mrs. Frederick Hulting, State Regent.  Marked the grave of a Colonial Ancestor, the site of the Cheer House and the Salvador Vallejo Adobe in the War Memorial Building Balboa Park, San Diego.  Plaque dedicated to Sylvester Pattie Presidio Park San Diego.
 
1963 CSSDAC Mrs. William R. Meyer, State Regent.  Began the project to replace the El Camino Real Bells.  The first bell was donated at Camp Pendleton “Honoring those Marines who made the supreme sacrifice to preserve the freedom of our Fathers”. Three chapters donated bells in Whittier, San Fernando and San Clemente.
 
1963 Hanna Hatch Mrs. Leonard E. Weisenburg, State Regent.  Marked the Mission Bell at El Camino Real and Del Mar in San Clemente.
 
1965 Stockton Mrs. James P. Lanehart, State Regent.  Three chapters donated a bell which was placed in the Alhambra City Hall; another bell was donated in Casa Muras near Carmel, near the burial place of Father Junipero.
 
1965 CSSDAC Mrs. James P. Lanehart, State Regent. Placed a Historical Marker on the Sherman Indian High School-Riverside.
 
1973 CSSDAC

Mrs. William T. Johnson, State Regent.  Placed an historical marker at the historic Single Spanned Covered Bridge for passage over the Yuba River.  It is the only remaining example of its kind, built in 1861-1862 in Nevada County.
 

1975 San Francisco Mrs. Clarence W. Mapes, State Regent.  Rededicated their memorial marker placed in honor of Lt. Col. Juan Bautista at the Presidio, San Francisco.
 
1975 CSSDAC Mrs. John E. Lawson, State Regent.  Placed a grave marker at the grave of Mrs. Opal Gentz, honoring her ancestor Aquila Lane, Tilden-Lina Cemetery.
 
1976 CSSDAC Mrs. John E. Lawson, State Regent.  Dedicated an historical marker at the Mission San Gabriel Archangel.
 
1976 CSSDAC Mrs. John E. Lawson, State Regent.  Placed a grave marker at the grave of Soldier Aquila Lane who served in the Revolutionary War, Tidence Lane Cemetery.
 
1979 CSSDAC Mrs. Daniel J. Higgins, State Regent. Placed a Historical Marker on the Bridgeport Covered Bridge in Bridgeport, California near Auburn. The marker Landmark #390 on a bronze plaque set in granite on a granite slab.
 
1980 Hannah Hatch Mrs. Brallier F. Gillin.  Placed an historical marker at the site of the original stagecoach stop with the establishment of a Wells Fargo Express Office which operated between 1874 and 1916.  Weekly stage coaches ran between Los Angeles and San Diego-Tustin.
 
1983 Torrey Pines Donated and marked two long redwood mission benches in Torrey Pines State Park-San Diego County.
 
abt 1984 CSSDAC Pat Stanford, State Historian, Sacramento.  Unidentified location.
 
1984 CSSDAC Helen McKee, State Regent.  Marked a grave of an unnamed former State Regent.
 
1991 CSSDAC Turalu Brady, State Regent.  Marked the tomb of Peter H. Burnett, 1st Governor of California at the Old Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara.
 
1992 CSSDAC Mildred Herlihy, State Regent.  Placed an historical marker at the El Campo Santos Cemetery in San Diego.
 
1993 CSSDAC Mildred Herlihy, State Regent.  Placed a memorial marker on the grave of John Bigler, 3rd Governor of California, in Sacramento.
 
1994 CSSDAC

Miriam Hopiak, State Regent.  Marked the grave of Manuel Salvador Larios, “King of the Dons” and early Spanish settler and leader.  San Juan Bautista Cemetery.
 

1996 CSSDAC Ellen Deuel, State Regent.  Placed an historical marker at the Pala Mission Asistencia near Escondido.
 
1996 CSSDAC Ellen Deuel, State Regent.  Marked the grave of Mrs. Alida Israel Mapes, past Regent of Stockton Chapter, and State Regent from 1973-1975.
 
1998 CSSDAC Mary Lewis, State Regent.  Rededicated an historical marker at Sherman Indian High School, Riverside.  Originally marked in 1967.
 
1998 Torrey Pines Mary Lewis, State Regent.  Marked the courtroom of the Whaley House jointly with Torrey Pines Chapter in Old Town San Diego. The Whaley House was used as a courtroom from 1869 to 1871.
 
2006 CSSDAC Peggy Comstock, State Regent.  Placed an historical marker at the “Silvas Adobe” built in 1794, San Juan Capistrano.  It is the site of one of the oldest adobe houses in California.
 
2010 CSSDAC

Pat Hugar, State Regent.  Rededicated the historical marker at the Mission San Gabriel Archangel.
 


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