Madonna of the Trail Monument

Madonna of the Trail Monument (HM1PJV)

Location: Lexington, MO 64067 Lafayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 11.198', W 93° 53.175'

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The National Old Trails Road

The "Madonna of the Trail" statue was designed and sculpted by August Leimbach of St. Louis. The statue was unveiled and dedicated on September 17, 1928 by the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution in memory of the brave pioneer women who helped settle the West. Keynote speaker was then Jackson County Judge (future U.S. President) Harry Truman. The statue is one of 12 placed in every state crossed by the National Old Trails Road, the main cross route of early settlers from the East to California. This site is located in the Highland Avenue Historic District next to the Old Trails Road scenic byway Route 224 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
On August 23, 2003 a ceremony in celebration of the statue's 75th anniversary was held. Guest speaker was U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton.
This marker was placed May 06, 2006
N.S.D.A.R. Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days
Settled 1820 by Virginia and Kentucky Pioneers
Early terminus of river transportation
Starting point on the western trail of the pack pony and ox cart
John, James and Robert Aull
Russell, Majors & Waddell
Pioneers · Traders · Soldiers · Citizens
of Lexington
who gave valiant service to
the winning of the West
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series, and the Markers Attached to Sculpture series.
Year Placed2006
Placed ByLafayette-Lexington Chapter, D.A.R. and MIssouri State Society D.A.R
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 423459 N 4337861
Decimal Degrees39.18663333, -93.88625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.198', W 93° 53.175'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 11.88" N, 93° 53' 10.5" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)660, 816
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 926-934 Cliff Dr, Lexington MO 64067, US
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