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Fort Steuben historic renovation topic

Mary Rak Published: February 23, 2003 12:00 AM

The Aaron Olmstead Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution recently met at the Patton House in Kent. Regent Marjorie Woodring presided over a short business meeting. Nancy Radac read the president generals message. National defense chairman Oleta Anderson gave the national defense message and presented next years slate of officers. Woodring announced the death of Eleanor Sink.

Following the meeting, members, guests, and prospective members heard a presentation by Mrs. Richard King Sr. on the historic renovation of Fort Steuben on the Ohio River.

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The frontier fort, built three years after the American Revolution, was governed by the Northwest Ordinances which laid the pattern for new states for the rest of the country. The renovation took 17 years at a cost of $1,120,000, some of which was provided by grants. The fort is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from June through October.

Hostesses were Anderson and Myrtle Ross.

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The chapter next meets at 2 p.m. March 8 at the Patton House.

The meeting is open to any woman who is interested and may have a Revolutionary ancestor.

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