Daughters of the American Revolution

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a service organization open to any woman age 18 years and older who can prove lineal descent from an American Revolutionary War Patriot. Much of the work of DAR is accomplished by volunteers in its chapters across the United States and internationally in order to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.


Dry Lake Chapter, NSDAR, is a local chapter of DAR. Our chapter is based in Willcox, Arizona, and our members come from many parts of Cochise County and beyond.


Contact us to learn more about joining DAR and Dry Lake Chapter, NSDAR.

Our Chapter

In keeping with the objectives of DAR, chapter members work together on numerous projects in order to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. We all have busy lives, so our projects offer ways to contribute that fit our schedules. We keep in touch across our many service projects through monthly meetings, September through May.


We invite you to contact our chapter registrar who will help you get started in becoming a member of DAR, including tracing your heritage to find an American Revolutionary War Patriot.


Chapter Namesake

Established in 2000, our organizing members chose the chapter name “Dry Lake” after a nearby, heart-shaped, 90 square-mile dry lakebed named Willcox Dry Lake, part of the Gadsden Purchase. 


A railroad through Maley’s Ranch was the genesis for the town name Maley. General Orlando B. Willcox, commander of the Military Department of Arizona, was on board the first through train; he received an ovation and a town name change in his honor on November 23, 1889.


Whether called Playa de los Pimas, Playas, Soda Lake, Cochise, Alkali Flats, or just Dry Lake, it is a beautiful piece of our history.


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Website last updated: March 23, 2024


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