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Historic Markers, Dedications, and Presentations

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1916 Flagpole Erection Ceremony


A flag pole was erected at city hall in Temple, Texas. The pole and brass marker were moved to their present location in 1928, and rededicated with a special ceremony in 1929.

Salado College Marker


A marker was placed at the site of Salado College on June 14, 1935. The granite marker with brass plaque weighs 2000 pounds. It was relocated to the new entrance to College Hill and rededicated in 1989.


A brass plaque was placed at the foot of a large oak tree at the City Federation of Women's Club building in Temple, Texas.


A Stephen F. Austin Live Oak was planted at the Robert E. Lee Museum on Fort Ringgold, Rio Grande City, Texas, to honor DAR member Mrs. Howard L. Bass for community service. In conjunction with the Lady Washington Chapter, NSDAR, of Houston, Texas.

Veteran Honor Marker


A marker was placed at Resthaven Cemetery to honor all veterans buried in the cemetery.


A brick was purchased at the historic, nonprofit Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple, by the Betty Martin Chapter, NSDAR. The funds are to be used for renovation and preservation.

Past Regents with Flag


A framed reproduction of a Betsy Ross flag was presented to Texas Daughter, Lynn Forney Young, President General, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, at the Texas State Conference in Dallas, Texas. The flag was hand sewn by the members of the Betty Martin Chapter, NSDAR. The stars were embroidered by the chapter past regents, Lynn Forney Young, President General, Pamela Wright, Texas State Regent, and a descendent of Betty Martin.

Past Regents gifting Flag

Past chapter regents who embroidered stars for the Betsy Ross flag presented it to Lynn Forney Young, President General, NSDAR.

Baille Bronze Flag Dedication 2017


On May 19, 2017, a bronze braille flag was presented to the Blind Rehab Unit at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Waco, Texas, by the Betty Martin Chapter, NSDAR; the Elizabeth Gordon Bradley Chapter, NSDAR; the Henry Downs Chapter, NSDAR; the Priscilla Alden Society, N.S.C.A.R.; and the Alexander Breckenridge Society, N.S.C.A.R.

TSWU First Ladies of Texas Dress

Texas State Womens' University First Ladies of Texas Collection

A wedding dress worn by Martha Melissa Evans was donated to Texas Women's University. It was donated by Mrs. Corrine Talley Daniel of the Betty Martin Chapter, NSDAR. A second dress was donated by Mrs. Miriam Amanda Wallace Ferguson through the Betty Martin Chapter, NSDAR. Mrs. Ferguson, known as "Ma Ferguson", was the first woman Governor of Texas 1925-1927 and 1933-1935, and the second woman in the United States to be elected Governor. The dress she donated was the gown she wore to her Inaugural Ball when she was elected Governor.

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