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The Lasting Arboreal Legacy of the DAR

party behind the Visitors Center.  People sitting at white plastic tables under the trees.  Clear Creek in the background.
Grove of trees behind the Visitors Center, most planted by the Lookout Mountain Chapter of the DAR

38 Years Ago
The April 15, 1986 Golden Transcript announced that the Mt. Lookout Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) would observe Arbor Day on Friday, April 25th. The DAR had been planting trees in the "Triangle Park" (northwest corner of Washington Avenue and Clear Creek) for many years. In 1986, they planned to add several shrubs, to control erosion and provide winter food for birds.

Transcript images of tree-planting ceremonies--women doing to planting while male city officials watch
Arbor Day photos from the Golden Transcript - 1972, 1973, 1974

The Golden Visitors Center was built in 1997. It overlooks a fine stand of trees, which are the lasting legacy of those many DAR Arbor Day celebrations. Two monuments to the DAR triangle park remain in the grass behind the Visitors Center. See if you can find them!

Two low granite monuments--one celebrating the DAR and Revolutionary War patriots and the other honor Arbor Day
Monuments to the Lookout Mountain Chapter of the DAR (celebrating their 100th anniversary) and their many Arbor Day contributions to Golden - photo by Frank Hanou