Mobile is the third most populous city in the state of Alabama and is the county seat of Mobile County. It is located on the Mobile River and the central Gulf Coast of the United States. The population within the city limits was 195,111 during the 2010 census. It is the largest municipality on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans and St. Petersburg, Florida. Mobile is the principal municipality of the Mobile Statistical Area, a region of 412,992 residents.
Mobile began as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana in 1702. The city gained its name from the Native American Mobilian tribe that the French colonists found in the area of Mobile Bay. During its first 100 years, Mobile was a colony for France, then Britain, and lastly Spain. Mobile first became a part of the United States of America in 1810, with the annexation of West Florida under President James Madison. It left the union in 1861 when Alabama joined the Confederate States of America, which collapsed in 1865.
Located at the junction of the Mobile River and Mobile Bay on the northern shore of the Gulf of Mexico, the city is the only seaport in Alabama. The Port of Mobile has always played a key role in the economic health of the city beginning with the city as a key trading center between the French and Native Americans. Mobile is today the ninth largest port in the United States.
Our chapter is named for the Spanish explorer, Tristan de Luna, who was sent in 1559 at the head of an expedition which included 500 soldiers and sailors, 1,000 colonists and 240 horses to establish a colony in "La Florida." He braved a hurricane but could not dissaude the discouraged survivors from abandoning the colony. The site of de Luna's "Ochose," the name he gave to his colony, has been much debated. Originally thought to have been at Pensacola, it now has been determined that de Luna missed Mobile Bay and landed at Bahia Filipina west of present-day Pascagoula, Mississippi.
ABOUT DAR: The DAR objectives are Historic Preservation, Education and, Patriotism. The DAR motto is God, Home, and Country.
We promote patriotism, service to our community and to our country and the conservation of the beautiful land in which we as Americans live. We help educate our students and recognize the special accomplishment of young people. We work to preserve our history and historical sites, we welcome new citizens and introduce them to life in America and help care for our veterans and their families. Our Alabama Society Daughters of the Revolution has more than 4,000 members in 72 chapters.
ABOUT THE TRISTAN DE LUNA CHAPTER
ALABAMA SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
MEETINGS: The Tristan de Luna Chapter meets on the second Saturday of the month from September through May with the exception of December.
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ABOUT MEMBERSHIP IN DAR, CLICK HERE to go to the National Society DAR web page
VISIT OUR ALABAMA SOCIETY DAR WEB SITE BY CLICKING HERE
VISIT THE RICHARD'S HOUSE MUSEUM IN MOBILE HISTORIC DISTRICT, CLICK HERE
CONTACT OUR CHAPTER EMAIL
TRISTAN DE LUNA OFFICERS
Melinda Wood ____________ Regent
M. R. Andrews____________ First Vice Regent
Faye Cook________________Second Vice Regent
Lynn Ryall________________ Chaplain
D. A. Bass-Frazier__________ Recording Secretary
Amy Martin________________Corresponding Secretary
Susan Hatter Crowson_______Registrar
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