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On Flag Day, June 14, 1896, in Peoria, Illinois, the Peoria Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution organized with 16 women as charter members. The name was chosen to commemorate the Peoria Indians who once lived in this area and to identify with the city. The Peoria Chapter now has about 200 members. We are 117 years old and one of 110 chapters in Illinois. There are more than 3,000 chapters nationwide and overseas.
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