Madonna of the Trail

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Vandalia, Illinois

Madonna of the Trail statues stand in twelve locations from Maryland to California, tracing a historic travel route from "covered wagon days." The 18-ft. tall monuments were a project of the Daughters of the American Revolution, installed in 1928-29, and are a tribute to pioneer mothers who traveled west with their crazy husbands.

Also see: Madonnas of the Trail

Madonna of the Trail

Vandalia State House Historic Site

Address:
315 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia, IL
Directions:
Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site. Southeast corner of the Vandalia State House Historic Site, which is the northwest corner of the intersection of N. Kennedy Blvd and W. Gallatin St.
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