The State Association of the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington
In the summer of 1911 eight women, members of pioneer families, met in a private home in Seattle,
to discuss the formation of a society to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the pioneers.
Interested women eighteen years of age or older were invited to attend the first meeting on November 27, 1911 at Pioneer Hall in Seattle. The dogwood was voted the flower, the colors red and green (leaf). The motto was to be in Chinook and "Quonisum Tillicum" (Always Friend) was later chosen. Dues were $1.00 and the initiation fee $1.00. The organization of "The Native Daughters of The Pioneers of Washtington, Prior to 1870" was formed. read more