The National Old Trails RoadThe "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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series, and the Markers Attached to Sculpture series.|
|Placed By||Lafayette-Lexington Chapter, D.A.R. and MIssouri State Society D.A.R|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 423459 N 4337861|
|Decimal Degrees||39.18663333, -93.88625000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 11.198', W 93° 53.175'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 11' 11.88" N, 93° 53' 10.5" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||660, 816|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 926-934 Cliff Dr, Lexington MO 64067, US|
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