The Alafia River Chapter was organized May 21, 1982, when Susan Mountain, organizing regent, met with seventeen National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) members at Brandon, Florida, to form the chapter. By 2005, chapter membership had reached over 100.
If you are interested in membership into the Alafia River Chapter please contact: Lois Angelo
For centuries, the beautiful pristine Alafia River shared its quiet beauty, its abundant fish and game, and its clear, cool waters with the Tocobega Indians. From their settlement at the mouth of the Alafia, to their hunting camps up-river, the Indians left traces of their lives and activities.
In the sixteenth century the expeditions of Panfilo de Narvaez and Hernandez de Soto explored the coastal areas of Tampa Bay and visited the Indians, making the first written account and charting the first maps of the Alafia River. On an early map the name Alafia does not appear but rather the translation, “Hunting River.”
Last Updated: 23 July 2014
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