Madonna of the Trail Monument

Dedicated in 1928 by County Judge Harry S. Truman in honor of the brave women who helped settle the West. 

Madonna of the Trail is a series of 12 identical monuments dedicated to the spirit of pioneer women in the United States. The monuments were commissioned by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). They were installed in each of the 12 states along the National Old Trails Road, which extended from Cumberland, Maryland, to Upland, California. Created by sculptor August Leimbach and funded by contributions, the Madonna of the Trail monuments were intended to provide a symbol of the courage and faith of the women whose strength and love aided so greatly in conquering the wilderness and establishing permanent homes. Dedicated in 1928 and 1929, the twelve statues became sources of local pride. Through the continuing efforts of local and national groups, all are currently in good condition and on display.

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Broadway and Highland
Lexington, MO 64067

Additional Information

Open Year-round
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
All Ages
ACTIVITIES WITHIN 10 MILES:
Equestrian Trails
Historic District
Boating
Winery / Vineyard
Fishing
Camping
Service Animals Welcome
Pets On Leash Allowed
Free Admission

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