was founded 14 October 1977
The History of our Chapter’s Name
In the language of the Seminoles/Creeks, Pithlo,
means canoe and chaskita means to chop out.
The name was first known as Pithlochaskotee (Pith-lo-chas-KO-tee)
from the 1820 Taylor map and names of Indian derivation.
Later, for some unknown reason, the river name was referred to as “Pithlachakotee”
and this is the spelling commonly in use for the river.
We have chosen to retain the Indian spelling for the name of our chapter.
Centuries before the Spaniards came to Florida, the Native Americans lived along the
banks of the Pithlochaskotee River, in the area now known as New Port Richey.
Huge cypress trees lined the banks and were used by the Indians to hack
out their “dugout” canoes.
In this historic setting our members live and strive
“to foster patriotism and love of God and country.”
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Last Updated on 11 March 2017