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Council Grove in Morris County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Madonna of the Trail

 
 
Madonna of the Trail Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
1. Madonna of the Trail Monument











Inscription.

N.S.D.A.R. Memorial
to the
Pioneer Mothers
of the
Covered Wagon Days

The National
Old Trails Road


Here East met West
when the Old Santa Fe Trail
was established August 10, 1825
at a council between the
United States Commissioners
and Osage Indians

1825 - 1866 Trailsmen
camped on the spot
1847 - 1873 Kaw Indians
lived here
1847 - First White settler
Seth Hays
1847 - Council Grove
a trading post

[Dedicated September 7, 1928]

 
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 Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.725′ N, 96° 29.212′ W. Marker is in Council Grove, Kansas, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 56) and Union Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Council Grove KS 66846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rendezvous on the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office Oak
Madonna of the Trail Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
2. Madonna of the Trail Statue
(within shouting distance of this marker); Brewery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Post Office Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Guardian of the Grove (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bur Oak (about 400 feet away); Council Grove (about 400 feet away); Neosho Crossing (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Council Grove.
 
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. DAR Madonnas of the Trail Locations. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Santa Fe National Historic Trail. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Santa Fe Trail Association. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Madonna of the Trail Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
3. Madonna of the Trail Dedication
Madonna of the Trail - Old Trails Road image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
4. Madonna of the Trail - Old Trails Road
Madonna of the Trail Council image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
5. Madonna of the Trail Council
Madonna of the Trail Timeline image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
6. Madonna of the Trail Timeline
Madonna of the Trail Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
7. Madonna of the Trail Monument
Madonna of the Trail Flag Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
8. Madonna of the Trail Flag Pole Marker
Madonna of the Trail Site Donor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
9. Madonna of the Trail Site Donor Marker
In Honor of
T. W. Whiting
Donor of Madonna
Park Site
Council Grove Chapter DAR
1934
Marker at Madonna of the Trail Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
10. Marker at Madonna of the Trail Park
Madonna of the Trail Park Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
11. Madonna of the Trail Park Tree Marker
Cherry trees presented by
the Kansas Daughters of
the American Revolution
in honor of the following
national and state officers

President General N.S.D.A.R.
Mrs. Russell William Magna

Honorary Presidents General-N.S.D.A.R.
Mrs. William Thacher Guernsey
Mrs. George Maynard Minor
Mrs. Anthony Wayne Cook
Mrs. Alfred J. Brosseau
Mrs. Lowell Fletcher Hobart

Vice Presidents General of Kansas
Mrs. William Eugene Stanley
Miss Catherine Campbell
Mrs. Robert Bruce Campbell

State Regent of Kansas
1929-1933
Mrs. John W. Kirkpatrick
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 517 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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