Welcome to the Jacques Laramie Chapter Website
The city of Laramie is located in Albany County in the southern part of Wyoming. Laramie, like Cheyenne, grew in population after the railroad was completed in the late 1860s. Laramie is home to the University of Wyoming, the only four-year university in the state, founded in 1886, while Wyoming was still a territory.
The chapter name comes from a French-Canadian trapper, Jacques LaRamie, who was one of the first Europeans in this area in the early 1800s. He disappeared in the Laramie Mountains in the later 1810s. The Laramie River, a mountain range, and city all take their name from him.
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About our Chapter
The Jacques Laramie Chapter was the first Chapter organized in Wyoming, December 16, 1899. The first regent was Dr. Grace Hebard who served from 1899 to 1901.
The Jacques Laramie Chapter, NSDAR, meets on the 4th Monday of the month. For more information about DAR or our chapter meetings contact Jeny.
Members of the reenactment ceremony of Louisa Swain’s historic vote at the Wyoming House for Historic Women located in downtown Laramie.
The Jacques Laramie
Chapter is commited to the placement of historical markers throughout
Albany and Carbon counties. Click here
to view a slideshow.
The DAR Library is one of the world’s premier genealogical research centers. Among NSDAR records are thousands of names of Revolutionary War patriots that have been proven by members. To learn if your ancestral patriot has been proven in DAR, click here to connect to the DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) link.
Photo credits: Esther Hobart Morris Statue: adapted from Matthew Trump, "Wyoming Capitol Morris Statue" May 31, 2005 via Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution. Grand Teton National Park: adapted from National Park Service, "Jackson Lake". Louisa Swain Statue: adapted from "Louisa Swain Foundation".