the American Revolution Don Jose de Ortega Chapter Collection
community engagement and social networks of a subset of Los Angeles women in the last
quarter of the 20th century. The Don Jose de Ortega Chapter is part of the national
lineage-based membership organization Daughters of the American Revolution. Scrapbooks
and newsletters document the Chapter's local historical preservation efforts,
philanthropic work, and aspects of San Fernando Valley social life.
The Daughters of the American Revolution, Don Jose de Ortega Chapter is based in Canoga
Park, California. It is a member of the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution, a membership organization that admits descendants of those that aided the
American Revolution in some form. The Chapter was founded on October 9, 1970 at the
Andres Pico Adobe in Mission Hills. It was named for Don Jose (Francisco) de Ortega, an
ancestor of member Marcia Havens Stowers. Ortega, born in 1734, was a Spanish soldier
who played a role in establishing mission sites and the Santa Barbara presidio.
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