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U. S. Constitution Bicentennial Tree
In Honor of
DAR Vice-regent Naomi McHargue

The marker for the tree. Photos by Richard K. Thompson, 7 November 2011.

On May 26, 1988, plans were finalized for the dedication of the DAR bicentennial oak tree, pictured in the upper photo above as the large tree on the left, which was planted at the Parkview Care Center in Fairfield. The tree was purchased from part of a memorial gift fund in the name of Naomi McCRACKEN McHARGUE who was at one time the vice-regent of the Log Cabin Chapter of the D.A.R., and honors the first 200 years of the U.S. Constitution. Mrs. McHARGUE died July 15, 1986. She had lived in Keosauqua in addition to Jefferson County, and was buried in Bonaparte Cemetery in Van Buren County. Read her obituary here.

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