Springerville in Apache County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Madonna of the Trail
Erected 2002 by Round Valley Positive Action Tourism Committee and Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce. Monument by Daughters of the American Revolution (1928). (Marker Number 28.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the Arizona, Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Madonnas of the Trail series lists.
Location. 34° 7.991′ N, 109° 17.106′ W. Marker is in Springerville, Arizona, in Apache County. Marker is on East Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is behind statue at exit from McDonalds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springerville AZ 85938, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Becker's Transcontinental Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); James Hale Shooting (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Rio Theatre (about 400 feet away); Presbyterian & Catholic Churchs (about 500 feet away); Baca Home (about 500 feet away); Arizona Cooperative Mercantile Institution (about 600 feet away); Baldonado Home (about 700 feet away); White Mountain Hospital (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springerville.
More about this marker. This is Marker Stop #28 on the Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour.
Regarding Madonna of the Trail. Memorializing pioneer mothers “who carried the hopes and dreams of civilization with them as they journeyed westward with their families into a harsh and unknown land….,” The Madonnas of the Trail were the creation of Harry S.Truman and The Daughters of the American Revolution to honor pioneer women and to commemorate the Old National Trails Road. They placed twelve monuments at historically significant points along the roads in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
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 . . . DAR National Society - Madonna of the Trail Monuments. The idea of a highway memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the covered wagon days began in Missouri about 1909 when a group of women formed a committee to locate the Old Santa Fe Trail in Missouri. This committee secured the funds that the state of Missouri needed to mark the trail with suitable boulders or monuments. This concept sparked plans for the National Old Trails Road, which was approved by Act of Congress. (Submitted on September 30, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,846 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on October 1, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.