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Richmond in Wayne County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Madonna of the Trail

Side Marker

 
 
Madonna of the Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 3, 2019
1. Madonna of the Trail Marker
Inscription.  The Madonna of the Trail statue, commissioned by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was designed and sculpted by August Leimbach of St. Louis, Missouri. It symbolizes the courage, faith, and spirit of the pioneer mothers who helped conquer the wilderness and settle untamed lands. A single statue was created in each of the twelve states through which the National Old Trails Road passed uniting east with west. Dedicated October 28th, 1928, Indiana’s Madonna stands near the first tollgate established along the National Road in Richmond, Indiana.
 
Erected 2018 by Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution Lois Casy Huntington (Mrs. Roger), State Regent.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Madonnas of the Trail, and the The Historic National Road series lists.
 
Location. 39° 49.825′ N, 84° 52.33′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Indiana, in Wayne County. Marker
Madonna of the Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 3, 2019
2. Madonna of the Trail Marker
full view of marker
is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 40) and North 22nd Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. marker is in Glenn Miller Park, to right of the statue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2209 E Main St, Richmond IN 47374, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic National Road (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Madonna of the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Toll Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Wayne (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sailor Street (approx. one mile away); C. Francis Jenkins (approx. one mile away); Mendenhall-Clay Debate / Confrontation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Richmond's Record Roots (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Madonna of the Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 3, 2019
3. Madonna of the Trail Marker
marker as seen from a distance, with the statue and the toll gate marker
Madonna of the Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 3, 2019
4. Madonna of the Trail Marker
2 of 4 re-dedication plaques, behind the statue
Madonna of the Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 3, 2019
5. Madonna of the Trail Marker
2 more of 4 re-dedication markers, behind the staue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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