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Cannon, tree and cabin dedicated by Buford DAR

November 12, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Saturday, Oct. 13, was proclaimed as “Buford Chapter Historic Preservation Day” by Mayor Steve Williams. This honor was marked by the members of the DAR Buford chapter with a dedication of a Revolutionary War cannon. The cannon had been a gift from Morris Harvey College in Barboursville when it moved to Charleston in 1938.

To accompany the Revolutionary War cannon, the chapter also re-dedicated the Davis tree. The tree was planted in honor of Henry Winter Davis, World War I hero, killed in France in 1918. His mother was the only Gold Star Mother in Buford Chapter and a Life Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR Buford Chapter Cabin was also dedicated after new logs were given and installed by the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District.

Three new markers were placed by the GHPRD for the cannon, tree and cabin.

The mission of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is to promote patriotism, education and historic preservation.

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