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 - Alexx Green

Vice Regent - Mary Like

Chaplain - Ann Phillips

Recording Secretary - Pamela Sitton

Corresponding Secretary - Michele Mueller

Treasurer - Kimberly Rupe

Registrar - Sherri Sinclair

Historian - April Gallagher

Librarian - Melissa Balice

Parliamentarian - Michele Mueller

Advisors: Shirley Dunphy and Vikki Allen-Kyger

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

Vikki Allen-Kyger

Patriot Ancestors

Connecticut

  • Sylvanus Adams
  • Joseph Blakeslee
  • Samuel Blakeslee
  • Abner Lee
  • Melvin Park
  • John Ruggles Searle
  • James Thompson
  • Robert Thompson
  • Bell York
  • Jeremiah York

Georgia

  • Philip Coombs
  • James Snelson
  • John Torrence

Massachusetts

  • James Allen
  • Richard Butman
  • Philip Case
  • Job Cressy
  • Nathaniel Cressy
  • Nathan Eddy
  • Samuel Foster
  • James Friend
  • Nathaniel Friend
  • Nathaniel Haskell
  • Joseph Lee
  • Zebulon Libby
  • Daniel Moffatt
  • David Morgan
  • Joseph Morgan
  • Richard Ober
  • James Osgood
  • Ebenezer Ray
  • Joseph Ray
  • Thomas Sawyer

Maryland

  • Zephaniah Beall
  • Reuben Ross

North Carolina

  • John Atkinson
  • Robert Samuel Brashear
  • John Cameron
  • Thomas Lay
  • Salathiel Martin
  • Malcolm Mcneil
  • Israel Miller
  • John Minter
  • Thomas Sewall
  • Abraham Womack
  • Jacob Young

New Hampshire

  • Samuel Farnum
  • Ichabod Franklin, Sr
  • Nathan Franklin
  • William Grimes, Sr
  • Stephen Greeley Spalding
  • Joseph Whitcomb
  • Benjamin Wilson

New Jersey

  • Michael Errickson
  • Samuel Fenimore
  • Thomas Fenimore
  • John Guild, Jr
  • James Johnson
  • Jabin Bosworth
  • John Coleman
  • Richard De Cantillion
  • Isaac Howell
  • Moses Rumsey
  • Gorus Storm
  • Tobias Stoutenburgh
  • Edward Thurston
  • Christian Truax

Pennsylvania

  • Jacob Barnhart
  • Nicholas Barron
  • Zephaniah Beall
  • John Brandt
  • John Clendenin
  • George Daubenspeck
  • John Jacob Daubenspeck
  • Christopher Eckenrode
  • Peter Frantz
  • Conrad Krosge
  • Joseph Matlack
  • Robert Morris
  • James Patterson
  • Nathaniel Patterson
  • John Shields
  • John Simpson
  • Thomas Sturgeon, Sr
  • Thomas Sturgeon, Jr
  • John Zerfass

Rhode Island

  • James Babcock
  • Jonathan Coggeshall
  • Amos Gardner
  • Nathan Pendleton
  • William Pendleton, Sr
  • Joseph Stillman, Sr
  • Joseph Stillman, Jr
  • Elnathan Terry
  • George Thurston
  • Thomas Wells, Sr
  • Thomas Wells, Jr
  • Thompson Wells

South Carolina

  • John Dick
  • John Drennan
  • Jabesh Frink

Virginia

  • Isham Allen
  • Edward Barrett
  • Richard Beckett
  • Richard Bibb
  • Susannah Biggers Bibb
  • Hanchrist Carlock
  • David Chadwell
  • Philip Clayton
  • Joseph Cole, Jr
  • Higgins Coppinger
  • John Crum
  • Michel Danis
  • Ambrose Dudley
  • Alexander Ewing
  • Thomas Flippen
  • Lodowick Fry
  • George Gall, Jr
  • James Hamilton
  • Jesse Henson
  • William Herndon
  • John Hite
  • Jesse Hord
  • Gabriel Jones
  • William Massey
  • William Mccracken
  • Joshua Richardson
  • William Ronald
  • Abraham Sharp
  • John Sharp
  • Solomon Sharp
  • James Slaughter
  • Frederick Slemp
  • Aaron Smith
  • Jacob Souder
  • Ralph Stewart
  • John Thrall
  • James Tinder
  • Francis Triplett
  • John Vivian
  • John Wigginton
  • Henry Yeary, Sr
  • Jonathan Zane

Vermont

  • Thomas Sawyer