The chapter was organized on January 19, 1903, at Helena, by Organizing Regent, Elizabeth Barret. The group wanted to choose a name which would perpetuate the history of the city's origin and growth. A gold mine strike was found near where Helena is now located. It yielded such pure gold that it was named Oro Fino or fine gold.
The chapter is supporting currently its sixth State Regent, and has been very active in marking historical sites and preserving history, and participating in commemorative events. It has won many Constitution Week awards for Montana, Northwestern Division and NSSDAR recognition. Members from Broadwater, Jefferson and Lewis & Clark counties are very active in their support of Fort Harrison VA Hospital as well as naturalization ceremonies. The chapter presented a gavel to the 18th State Conference held in Helena, and it has been used ever since to convene and adjourn the annual state sessions.
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