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Daughters & Sons of the American Revolution Historic Sites
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Description:
To create a category to find and locate DAR and SAR historic sites. All over the United States, and across the world, are historic sites that have helped win American Independence. These sites are normally marked by a DAR or SAR plaque which depict the history of the site. The plaques typically have a DAR or SAR emblem on them, indicating the site is of historic interest. There are DAR and SAR historic sites all over the United States and in many places in Europe and Latin America.
Expanded Description:

This category is meant to catalogue historic sites that are noted by the Daughters or Sons of the American Revolution organizations. Not all sites will have an official plaque, but most do. These sites can be found on the DAR or SAR websites and can be looked into further depending on the site of interest.

We are looking plaques, monuments, signs, or sites that are noted by the Daughters or Sons of the American Revolution organizations. If there is no plaque present then a link from the organization's website must accompany the waymark. See the hyperlinks below.

Daughters of the American Revolution

Sons of the American Revolution

Many sites have a plaque noting the historic significance of the site. The plaque usually has a distinctive emblem as well as being dedicated by one of the organizations (that being either DAR or SAR). There are numerous of historic DAR and SAR sites all over the world and each tell a little bit of history that helped shape the modern United States.

Instructions for Posting a Daughters & Sons of the American Revolution Historic Sites Waymark:

Please read our expanded description first.

1. While most countries where DAR and SAR historical sites are located speak English, some many not. Therefore, we require all waymarks to be submitted with an English translation if this is the case. This is to ensure the reviewers as well as anyone in the world to have a basic platform of understanding. It also helps the reviewers review the listing to ensure accuracy.

2. When naming your waymark, please use the following format for constancy.

Site or Marker Name - City, State/Provence, or Country**

** - The name of the closest city/town must be followed by the abbreviated state or province. If the country has no states/provinces or has similar, but smaller governing bodies such as parishes, then the name of the country must follow in its unabbreviated form unless normally abbreviated.

Examples:

Richard Henry Dana - Dana Point, CA

Heritage Hill Historic Park - Lake Forest, CA

A Station of the Mission - Costa Mesa, CA

Telephone Canyon - Laramie, WY

Mistress Margaret Brent - Alexandria, VA

3. Take accurate GPS coordinates of the site. If you are submitting a plaque or monument, then the coordinates should be taken at the plaque or monument itself. If you are waymarking a site that does not have a plaque or monument, you may get the coordinates from the main entrance of the site. A close up photo of the plaque/marker must be the main photo of the waymark page (unless the site doesn't have one). It must be a clear, legible, daytime photo. No nighttime, dark, or blurry photos will be accepted, so multiple photos are encouraged.

4. We require at least 2 good quality photos to be taken and uploaded. Some sites, if large, may warrant additional photos if deemed necessary. One photo should be of the marker. The second should be the surrounding area with the marker in noticeable sight. If no plaque or monument is present, then take a photo of the main entrance as well as an overview photo of the site or building as mentioned or described on the DAR or SAR website is requested.

5. A detailed description of the site must be given. Tell us about the history. Why is it important? Why should someone visit? We are looking for a few sentences of information about the site, based on your own experiences. Also, if there is a marker we require that the text is added to the detailed description. An example of the detailed description should look like the following:

The boat that is docked here is an exact replica that Richard Henry Dana used in his voyage along the west coast of the modern United States. Richard Henry Dana eventually wrote about his travels in California in his memoir "Two Years Before the Mast".

The marker says, "This plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the visit to this anchoring cove by author Richard Henry Dana. He arrived in 1885 aboard the brig "Pilgrim" which traded New England Goods to Mission San Juan Capistrano and area Ranchos for cow hides tossed from these cliffs. 1835 - 1985."

6. Fill out as many variables in the variable section as you can. If the variable is not required, it means at some sites that information may not be available. If that information is available for this site, it will be considered required.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Take at least one photo of the plaque or monument. If no plaque or monument exists, then take at least one photo of the site.
Category Settings:
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Variables:
  • DAR or SAR site?
  • Nearest Address
  • DAR/SAR Site Website
  • Additional Website