Archival Anecdotes: Was your grandmother a pioneer daughter?


January 9, 2023

The first members of the Pioneer Daughters convened in April 1961.

The history of the Pioneer Daughters extend back to 1929 when J.M. Diving delivered a speech in Dickenson titled "The Pioneer Mother of N. Dak."

The Pioneer Daughters were a special branch of the North Dakota Federation of Women's Clubs. To be eligible to join, a woman needed to be the descendant of a pioneer family who settled in the area prior to its statehood.

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