Welcome to Paradise Valley Chapter, NSDAR

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a service organization open to any woman age 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from an American Revolutionary War Patriot. Much of the work of DAR is accomplished by volunteers in its chapters across the United States and internationally in order to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

Chapter History

We are quite proud of our chapter as well as our name. The Paradise Valley Chapter, NSDAR, held its organizing meeting on September 28, 1996, at the Paradise Valley Country Club. Our chapter officially became the twenty-fifth Arizona chapter, founded in October 1996.

This twenty-fifth chapter in Arizona requested its name to be Paradise Valley, which was named by Frank Conkey, a manager of the Rio Verde Canal Company, in 1899. It is a broad valley, lying east of the Phoenix Mountains and west of the McDowell Mountains. When the promoters of the Rio Verde Canal project first saw this wide, level valley in the early spring, covered with wildflowers, and the Palo Verde trees in full blossom, they all said, “This is Paradise.” When these settlers saw our beauty among the surrounding desert, they saw no other name but to call it Paradise Valley.

This is a photo of two bright pink cactus flowers.
This is a photo of a small barrel cactus.

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Website last updated: March 6, 2024

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