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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Madonna of the Trail

The National Old Trails Road

 
 
Madonna of the Trail Inscription image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. Madonna of the Trail Inscription
Inscription.

NSDAR Memorial
to the
Pioneer Mothers
of the
Covered Wagon Days

The Cumberland Road.
Built by
the Federal Government.
Was authorized by Congress
and approved by
Thomas Jefferson in 1806.
Vandalia marks the
western terminus

At Vandalia, Abraham Lincoln,
member of Illinois Legislature,
first formulated
those high principles
of freedom and justice
which gave the slaves
a liberator,
the Union a savior.

A gift to the City of Vandalia, 1928
Mrs. William Sweeney, State Regent
Restored 1990
Mrs. Virgil V. Clary, State Regent
Illinois State Organization NSDAR

 
Erected 1928 by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Madonnas of the Trail, and the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.649′ N, 89° 5.67′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Gallatin Street and 4th Street, on the left when traveling east on Gallatin Street. Click for map. Marker is at the southwest corner of the Old State Capitol
Madonna of the Trail Inscription image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
2. Madonna of the Trail Inscription
grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cumberland Road (here, next to this marker); First Protest Against Slavery (a few steps from this marker); Where Did Lincoln Stay? (within shouting distance of this marker); Flack's Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Charters Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Second State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); First Elective Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Printer (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Vandalia, Illinois. (Submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. DAR Madonna of the Trail. (Submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers
 
Madonna of the Trail Inscription image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
3. Madonna of the Trail Inscription
Madonna of the Trail Lincoln Inscription image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
4. Madonna of the Trail Lincoln Inscription
Madonna of the Trail Gift Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
5. Madonna of the Trail Gift Marker
Time Capsule Near Madonna of the Trail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
6. Time Capsule Near Madonna of the Trail
Madonna of the Trail Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
7. Madonna of the Trail Monument
Looking northeast, with Old State Capitol in background
Madonna of the Trail Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
8. Madonna of the Trail Statue
Madonna of the Trail Monument and Old State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
9. Madonna of the Trail Monument and Old State Capitol
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 661 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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