Sacajawea Chapter NSDAR was organized by thirteen Olympia women on November 17, 1905. On December 5, 1906, a charter was granted to the chapter by the National Society. The founders chose the name Sacajawea to honor the courageous Shoshone Indian woman who guided the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Ocean.
Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine
Volume 28; January - June 1906
"Sacajawea Chapter (Olympia, Washington). – Sacajawea Chapter met November 18, 1905, at the home of Mrs. C. J. Lord, chapter regent, and permanently organized with thirteen charter members. The following officers were elected:
"Sally Foster Eaton, vice-regent; Sue O’Bannon Porter Streets, secretary; Gertrude Wheeler Vance, corresponding secretary; Ella May Rowell Smith, treasurer; Fanny Steele O’Brien, registrar; Malvina Loring Hill, historian.
"Beginning under favorable conditions, this little chapter promises to be a loyal and helpful branch in the patriotic work of the state and national societies. – Malvina Loring Hill."