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Book Focuses on Prominent Springfield Women of Early 20th Century


A book about the charter members of Springfield's Rachel Donelson Daughters of the American Revolution chapter gives a history of some of Springfield's most influential early women. KSMU's Christy Hendricks reports.

A book written by a local Daughters of the American Revolution member highlights the contributions of several Springfield women from the early 1900s.

Sally Lyons McAlear began the book as a biography sketch on the 27 charter members of Springfield's Rachel Donelson DAR Chapter.

She says the book is important because many of the women were from pioneer families in the Springfield Greene County area.

McAlear says the early members did many things to contribute to the community including helping to establish a dairy farm for a school and renovate a historical tavern in Arrow Rock, Missouri.

Sally McAlear says her book titled,