Virginia Street Bridge
Reno, Nevada

31 May 1930

  • Chapter's First Historical Marker
  • Marks the place where pioneers en route to California crossed the Truckee River on the Overland Trail

April 2016

  • New bridge built over the Truckee River
  • Chapter donates benches placed near the historical marker

Designated Trees

30 April 1932

  • Norway Spruce at Lincoln Hall, University of Nevada, Reno

October 1932

  • Washington Baby Elm; Northeast of Carson City
  • "George Washington first took command of the American Army under the great grandparent of this elm at Cambridge, Mass, July 3, 1775."
  • Another Elm and two Walnut trees from Mount Vernon, Virginia were planted nearby to continue to shade Nevada's capital

13 October 1961

  • Bronze plaque at Ophir in Washoe Valley on the centennial of its founding

Virginia & Truckee Railroad Route

19 March 1970

  • Historical marker dedicated by the Washoe County Fair & Recreation Board to Memorialize the route from Reno to Carson City between 1872 & 1950

1 November 2002

  • Nevada Sagebrush Chapter members joined with Other Northern Nevada Chapters to Celebrate the relocation and rededication of the marker near the Reno/Sparks Convention Center.

DAR Awards


Major Ralph Levenberg, USAF
(Retired) of Reno

  • Sponsored by the Nevada Sagebrush Chapter
  • Winner of the prestigious national Outstanding Veteran-Patient Award at NSDAR Continental Congress
  • Dedicated his life to prisoners of war (POW) issues and veterans' services

Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Fernley, Nevada

28 May 2001

  • Dedication of a marble monument, flag pole, and 48-star U.S. Flag
    Gifted by Edith Bates, chapter member.
  • A tribute to all veterans who fought and gave their lives in World War II


  • Dedication of a black marble bench near monument
    Gifted by Edith Bates, chapter member.

Genealogical Records


  • Preserved over 1,688 pages -
    Seven volumes of Nevada genealogical records
  • Chapter member, Mrs. Louise Sklar -
    Indexed 46 books, totaling 135,008 entries

NSDAR Veterans History Project


  • Interviewed 158 veterans
  • Recorded their military history
  • Stored recordings in the Library of Congress

Project efforts are credited to chapter member, Lois Shoupe — 
With the help of the Regional Technical Institute

Fort Churchill
Lyon County, Nevada


  • Fort Churchill established to protect settlers from Indians


  • Fort Churchill abandoned by Army
  • Building frames and salvageable building parts sold at public auction
  • Remaining stucco buildings deteriorated 


  • Nevada Sagebrush Chapter urged Governor J. G. Scrugham to petition federal government
  1. Grant 200 acres of land in the area to Nevada
  2. Grant remaining buildings at Fort Churchill to Nevada


  • Nevada received the deeds
  • Nevada Sagebrush Chapter NSDAR named custodian
  • Chapter members and their spouses cleaned the area and posted signs to protect it

24 November 1934

  • Governor Scrugham wrote National Park Service requesting aid for Nevada Sagebrush Chapter
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) helped the Nevada Sagebrush Chapter to restore the Fort: made 100,000 adobe bricks for visitor center AND created a state park

July 1957

  • Governor Charles H. Russell officially proclaimed Fort Churchill a state park

16 February 1961

  • Nevada Sagebrush Chapter NSDAR reconveyed the Fort Churchill title to the State of Nevada that it might, by official proclamation, be designated as a state historical monument

22 October 1967

  • Dedication of the bronze plaque