Upland in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Madonna of the Trail
(East Face) This trail, trod by the Padres in Spanish Days, became, under Mexican rule, the road connecting Los Angeles, later the American Post Road.
(North Face) The National Old Trails Road.
(West Face) Over this trail, November 1826, Jedediah Smith, seeking a river flowing westward, led a band of sixteen trappers, the first Americans to enter California overland.
Erected 1929 by National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 1028.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Madonnas of the Trail marker series.
Location. 34° 6.435′ N, 117° 39.071′ W. Marker is in Upland, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of Euclid Avenue (California Route 83) and Foothill Boulevard (California Route 66), in the median on Euclid Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upland CA 91786, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Chaffey, Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bear Gulch Historic Pavement (approx. 1.9 miles away); Olive Mill (approx. 2 miles away); Red Hill (approx. 2.3 miles away).
Regarding Madonna of the Trail. This is the westernmost of 12 statues placed in the early 20th Century along what became U.S. Routes 40 and 66. All 12 statues are exactly the same.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Madonna of the Trail. “Wife and Mother, Cook and Companion, Drover & Sentry, Nurse and Advisor.” By Annabelle Amick. This page tells the story of these monuments. (Submitted on March 12, 2006.)
2. Madonna of the Trail article. The February/March issue of Inland Living Magazine offers a storied history of the Upland, CA Madonna of the Trail. (Submitted on March 24, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. This page has been viewed 4,256 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 13, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.