Lamar in Prowers County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Madonna of the Trail
Covered Wagon Days
(Right Side Panel)
A place of historical lore noted for Indian lodges; shelter from storm and heat; food supply for beast; bivouac for expeditions; scene of many councils.
The National Old Trails Road
(Left Side Panel)
In commemoration of “Big Timbers” extending eastward and westward along Arkansas River approximately twenty miles and of Bentís New Fort later Fort Wise 1852-1866
Erected 1928 by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Madonnas of the Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 5.362′ N, 102° 37.143′ W. Marker is in Lamar, Colorado, in Prowers County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 50) and E. Beech Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lamar CO 81052, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Colorado - Lamar Country Experience the Past on the Santa Fe Trail (within shouting distance of this marker).
More about this marker. This memorial is one of the 12 Madonna of the Trail memorials placed by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1926-1929. For more information on these memorials, see the interpretive sign The Madonna of the Trail in the HMdb.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.