About Us

Organized

Valley of Fire Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was organized on June 12, 1957, by Mrs. Knute A. Johansen, organizing regent, and 26 organizing members. The Valley of Fire Chapter meets on the second Tuesday of every month unless otherwise specified. The social begins at 10:30 am and the meeting starts at 11:00 am. There are currently 125 members with several more pending.

Our Name

Our chapter chose its name in honor of the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada's oldest and largest state park. Established 1935, the Valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs.

Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire is located in the Mojave Desert approximately 58 miles Northeast of the Las Vegas Strip. Valley of Fire is the oldest Nevada State Park and was dedicated in 1935. Valley of Fire State Park covers an area of approximately 35,000 acres. Valley of Fire was named for the magnificent red sandstone formations that were formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of the dinosaurs more than 150 million years ago (Mesozoic Era). These brilliant sandstone formations can appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays. Other important rock formations include limestone, shale, and conglomerates.

Valley of Fire is marked as Nevada Historical Marker #150 (Nevada’s First State Park). Valley of Fire Road is the main road through the park. The 10.5 mile (16.9 km) road connects the east and west entrances of the park and was designated as a Nevada Scenic Byway in 1995.

Prehistoric people of Valley of Fire included the Anasazi, who were famers from the nearby fertile Moapa Valley. Their visits to Valley of Fire probably involved hunting, food gathering, and religious ceremonies. There are fine examples of rock art (petroglyphs) at several locations throughout Valley of Fire.

Valley of Fire Plants and Flowers

Valley of Fire is dominated by creosote bush, burro bush, and brittlebush. Cactus species such as beaver tail and cholla are also abundant. The springtime blooms with desert marigold, indigo bush, and desert mallow. This makes the park look especially spectacular in the spring.

Valley of Fire Wildlife

Valley of Fire is teeming with wildlife, but most of the animals that reside in Valley of Fire are nocturnal. There are many species of lizards and snakes, as well as coyote, bobcat, kit fox, skunk, jackrabbit, and antelope ground squirrel. It is always a nice treat to see desert big horn sheep and you are likely to see sheep in the middle of the day. The desert tortoise is a rare species and is protected by state law.

Valley of Fire Climate

Winters are mild with temperatures ranging from freezing to 75 degrees. Daily summer highs often exceed 100 degrees. Summer temperatures can vary significantly from day to night. Average annual rainfall is four inches, coming from light winter showers and summer thunderstorms.

Officers

Regent - Vikki Allen-Kyger

Vice-Regent - Shirley Dunphy

Chaplain - Alexx Green

Corresponding Secretary - Nanette Spector

Recording Secretary - Linda Mesinar

Treasurer - Michele Mueller

Registrar - Melissa Balice

Historian - Pamela Sitton

Librarian - Wilda Seward

Parliamentarian - Joan Dimmitt

Honorary Chapter Regents

Joan Dimmitt

Rosalie O'Grady

Esther Lee Clevens

Martha Gordon

Louise May Ray

Elizabeth Green

Patricia Dell'aira

Wilda Seward

Rebecca Eisenman

Wendy Kelly

Patriot Ancestors

Connecticut

  • Billings, Christopher
  • Bostwick, Reuben
  • Cleveland, Curtis
  • Cornish, Joseph
  • Fairchild, Peter
  • Gardner, Caleb
  • Hungerford, Samuel
  • Kinne, Amos
  • Lawrence, Bigelow
  • Lawrence, Samuel
  • Merwin, Nathan
  • Moore, Shadrach Jr.
  • Newell, Ebenezer
  • Rexford, Benjamin Jr.
  • Rexford, Benjamin Sr.
  • Ruggles, Joseph Sr.
  • Scovell, Amasa
  • Smith, Austin
  • Wilmont, Walter
  • York, Jeremiah

Georgia

  • Coombs, Phillip
  • Rester, Frederick Sr.
  • Terrence, John
  • Thompson, David
  • Wilson, James

Maryland

  • Albaugh, Philip
  • Burkhard, George Jr.
  • Gladman, Michael Jr.
  • Ridenour, Ludwig
  • Ross, Reuben
  • Stone, John

Massachusetts

  • Allen, James
  • Babcock, Reuben
  • Bassett, Nathaniel Sr.
  • Butman, Richard
  • Churchill, Samuel 
  • Cole, Ephaim
  • Cressy, Job 
  • Cressy, Nathaniel
  • Crowley, Florence
  • Curtis, Elnathan Sr.
  • Dewey, Thomas
  • Drake, John
  • Eaton, Timothy Sr.
  • Eddy, Nathan
  • Emerson, James
  • Friend, James
  • Friends, Nathaniel
  • Foster, Samuel
  • Grant, John
  • Gunn, Asahel Sr.
  • Hall, Jonathan
  • Haskel, Nathaniel
  • Harmon, Edward
  • Lee, Joseph
  • Lyon, Aaron Jr.
  • Mastick, Benjamin
  • Morse, Joseph Sr.
  • Murray, Elihu
  • Moffat, Daniel
  • Ober, Richard
  • Osgood, James
  • Packard, Daniel
  • Peabody, Moses
  • Ray, Ebenezer
  • Ray, Joseph
  • Shurtleff, Barnabas
  • Smith, Seth
  • Sprague, Benjamin
  • Staples, Samuel
  • Wattles, Nathaniel
  • Wheelock, Benjamin
  • Ware, John
  • White, Benjamin
  • Willard, Samuel
  • Withington, Edward

New Hampshire

  • Bemis, Henry
  • Bingham, Johnathan
  • Carpenter, Ebenezer
  • Clement, Timothy Sr.
  • Farnum, Samuel
  • Griggs, John
  • Gilman, Eliphalet
  • Heaton, Seth
  • Hildreth, Issac
  • Kimball, Moses
  • Massey, Daniel
  • Massey, Jonathan
  • Morse, Joseph Sr.
  • Nurse, Benjamin Sr.
  • Spalding, Stephen Greeley
  • Swain, Nathaniel
  • Woodbury, Jonathan
  • Woodbury, Lydia Dodge

New Jersey

  • Covenhoven, Lewis
  • Errickson, Michael
  • Fenimore, Samuel
  • Fenimore, Thomas
  • Forman, Cornet Jonathan
  • Forman, John
  • Guild, John Jr.
  • Johnson, James
  • Moore, John
  • Thompson, James
  • Thompson, Robert  
  • York, Bell 

New York

  • Adams, Gilbert
  • Crist, Christian
  • Coleman, John
  • DeCantillion, Richard
  • DeGarmo, Peter
  • Dodge, Samuel
  • Plew, Elias
  • Power, Nicholas
  • Storm, Gorus
  • Stoutenburgh, Tobias
  • Vrooman, Johannes Jacob
  • Washburn, Daniel
  • Wickham, William

North Carolina

  • Alderman, David
  • Atkinson, John
  • Bedford, Mercy Massey
  • Bird, William
  • Blackman, William
  • Browning, Robert
  • Byrd,William
  • Carter, William Robert
  • Carleton, Thomas
  • Deering, John
  • Fulbright, John William
  • Gammom/Gammons, Jesse
  • Gannon, William
  • Head, Richard
  • Hendry, Robert
  • Hurst, William
  • Jones, Edmund
  • Kimbrough, Eleanor Graves
  • Kimbrough, John
  • Lee, Thomas
  • Martin, Salathiel
  • McNeil, Malcolm
  • Mills, John
  • Rainey, William
  • Riggins, Powell
  • Raymons, Mercy/Massey
  • Sewell, Thomas
  • Shouse, Henry
  • Trice, Edward
  • Whitner, Henry
  • Woodson, John
  • Wilson, Samuel
  • Young, Jacob

Pennsylvania

  • Barnhart, Jacob
  • Bayard, Stephen
  • Bechtel, Peter
  • Best, Michael
  • Bossart, George
  • Bratten, James
  • Breyfogel, George
  • Bossart, George
  • Burkhart, Daniel
  • Butz, John
  • Buzzard, George
  • Clendenin, John
  • Coates, Lindsey
  • Daubenspeck, George
  • DeMint, Jarrett
  • Donaldson, John
  • Fossbinner, Jacob
  • Fretz, Christian
  • Garis, Valentine
  • Godshalk, John
  • Gordon, Alexander
  • Guthrie, John
  • Haldeman, Christian
  • Haldeman, Jacob
  • Hartman, Phillip
  • Jones, Paul
  • Kuntz, Jacob
  • Matlack, Joseph II
  • Mann, Andrew
  • McClure, Abdiel
  • McCurdy, John
  • McTeer, Robert
  • Menges, Johann Conrad
  • Moll, Johann Christophel
  • Mosser, Joseph
  • Mundle, James Sr. 
  • Musser, John
  • Nuttall, Elijah
  • Patterson, James
  • Patterson, Nathaniel
  • Perrine, Peter
  • Schmeyer, Daniel
  • Strawn, Jacob
  • Straughan, Jacob
  • Van Gordon, Alexander
  • Williard, William

Rhode Island

  • Babcock, James
  • Gardiner, Amos
  • Goff, Job
  • Pendleton, Nathan
  • Pendleton, William
  • Stillman, Joseph Jr.
  • Terry, Elnathan
  • Thurston, George
  • Wells, Thomas Jr.
  • Wells, Thomas Sr.
  • Wells, Thompson

South Carolina

  • Blassingame, Thomas
  • Bobo, Sampson
  • Chipman, Barnabas Lathrop
  • Crawford, Patrick
  • Drennan, John
  • Frink, Jabesh
  • Hale, Benjamin
  • Haile, Benjamin
  • Lott, Warren

Vermont

  • Adams, Freegrace
  • Matteson, Benjamin
  • Matteson, Samuel
  • Sawyer, Thomas
  • Squire, James

Virginia

  • Allen, Isham
  • Barker, Thomas
  • Beckett, Richard
  • Bibb, Richard
  • Bibb, Susannah Bigger
  • Bliss,Pelitiah Jr.
  • Bush, John
  • Bush, Phillip
  • Byrd, William
  • Carlock, Hanchrist
  • Chadwell, David
  • Clayton, Phillip
  • Coghill, James
  • Cole, Joseph Jr.
  • Crews, David
  • Crum, John
  • Dameron, Joseph
  • Dawson, Christopher
  • Dohony, James
  • Dohony, Thomas
  • Durrett, Joel
  • Ewing, Alexander
  • Gall, George Jr.
  • Graves, Ann Davenport
  • Green, Armistead
  • Green, Robert
  • Hart, Abel
  • Hart, John
  • Haynes, William
  • Helm, John
  • Hilte, John Sr.
  • Higgins, Coppinger
  • Hoffman, John
  • Holladay, Benjamin
  • Hubbard, Thomas
  • Jones, Gabriel
  • Keller, Michael
  • Livingston, Samuel
  • Massey, William
  • McCracken, William
  • McQuiddy, John
  • Morgan, Zackquill
  • Morris, Isaac
  • Moreland, William
  • Pelletier, Antoine
  • Perkins, Peter
  • Pendleton, Henry
  • Quinn, John
  • Quinn, Richard Sr.
  • Reynolds, George
  • Reynolds, Susanna
  • Rice, David
  • Richardson, Joshua
  • Ronald, William
  • Scott, Elisha
  • Seawell, Thomas
  • Sharp, Abraham
  • Sharp, John
  • Sharp, Solomon
  • Smith, Aaron
  • Slaughter, James
  • Slemp, Frederick
  • Sowder, Jacob
  • Tarrant, Leonard
  • Thrall, John
  • Tinder, James
  • Triplett, Francis
  • Trimble, Isaac
  • Vawter, David
  • Watkins, James
  • Watts, John
  • Wigginton, John
  • Wilhoite, Michael
  • Yeager, Michael
  • Yeary, Henry Sr. 
  • Zane, Jonathan