The Mount Rosa Chapter NSDAR was organized January 31, 1975 in Littleton, Colorado by organizing regent, Maridel E. Young. The chapter has since grown to more 200 members representing about 300 Patriot ancestors of the Revolutionary War.
Now, for over a century, members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education, and patriotism. These goals are as relevant in today’s society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890.
Who we are
• We are all women - businesswomen, mothers, grandmothers, teachers, retirees, neighbors, college students, and soldiers.
• We are women who make a difference in our community.
What we do
• Support Education
• Preserve local landmarks and historic structures in communities across Colorado
• Promote citizenship and patriotism
• Support veterans activities
Origin of Mount Rosa Chapter Name
Mount Rosa was an early Spanish and Indian name for the present Mount Evans, the dominant peak of the south Denver skyline. The name was probably derived from the rose reflection, which frequently appears on the peaks of the Front Range just before sunrise.
John L. J. Hart of Denver in his Fourteen Thousand Feet: The History of the Naming and Ascents of Colorado Peaks, pages states, “the Indians named Mount Rosa” and it was so called until 1858, when Bierstadt, traveling with General Lander towards Wyoming, painted the peak and renamed it “Rosalie” after his wife. His painting was exhibited in 1861 as “Morning in the Mountains.”
In 1870, at a rally in Greeley, it was suggested that this highest peak, 14,264 feet, in the front Range be named in honor of Governor John Evans. The State Legislature made it official in 1895 on Evans’ 81st birthday.
For more information on the
Mount Rosa Chapter,
Please contact Alison Gibbens