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

Madonna of the Trail

 
 
Madonna of the Trail Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2006
1. Madonna of the Trail Monument
Inscription.  (Southwest Face) N.S.D.A.R. Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days.

(Northwest Face) A Nation's Highway! Once a wilderness trail over which hardy pioneers made their perilous way seeking new homes in the dense forests of the great north-west.

(Southeast Face) The first toll-gate in Indiana stood near this site on the National Road.

(Northeast Face) The National Old Trails Road.
 
Erected 1928 by National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Madonnas of the Trail, and the The Historic National Road series lists.
 
Location. 39° 49.821′ N, 84° 52.353′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Indiana, in Wayne County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 40) near North 22th Street, on the left when traveling east. It is at the southwestern
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edge of Glenn Miller Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond IN 47374, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Toll Gate (here, next to this marker); Historic National Road (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Madonna of the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Wayne (approx. 0.9 miles away); Esther G. White (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Regarding Madonna of the Trail. This is the fifth 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. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on November 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Madonna of the Trail. Wayne County entry on this statue. (Submitted on November 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. Madonna of the Trail Receives Restoration. (Submitted on April 12, 2006.)
 
Madonna of the Trail Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2006
2. Madonna of the Trail Monument
Northwest and Southwest Faces image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2006
3. Northwest and Southwest Faces
Southeast and Northeast Faces image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2006
4. Southeast and Northeast Faces
Madonna of the Trail Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2006
5. Madonna of the Trail Monument
Rededication Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2005
6. Rededication Plaque
Madonna of the Trail
Presented and Dedicated
October 28, 1928
National Society Daughters
of The American Revolution
Restored 1988 by the
Indiana Daughters
Of The American Revolution
State Regent
Mrs. Robert Paul Rehl
Rededicated October 29, 1988
Madonna of the Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2005
7. Madonna of the Trail
August Leimbach's Pioneer Woman Sculpture was cast in algonite (a mixture of crushed marble, Missouri granite, stone, cement and lead ore).
Welcome to<br>Glen Miller Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2005
8. Welcome to
Glen Miller Park
2200 East Main Street
Park Closes at 11:00 P.M.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,233 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   6, 7, 8. submitted on July 1, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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