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Bethesda, Maryland: Madonna of the Trail

The easternmost of 12 widely scattered 18-foot-tall tributes to the pioneer women who traveled west with their crazy husbands. The statue has been moved several times over the years, and now awkwardly faces east.

Madonna of the Trail

7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD
On the east side of Hwy 355/Wisconsin Ave. just north of Montgomery Lane, next to next to the Hyatt hotel parking garage.
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Madonna of the Trail

The Madonna of the Trail currently sits just to the right of the recently closed old Post Office in Bethesda, near the corner Wisconsin Ave. and Montgomery Ln.. She's been there a while, but who knows what will happen with the P.O. closing.

[W. Blaine Pennington, 04/21/2014]
Maryland's Madonna of the Trail Rescued from Sink Hole Precipice

An emergency move of Bethesda, Maryland's Madonna of the Trail occurred today, Friday, Dec. 10th, due to a sink hole that developed near the 17-ton statue....

[12/10/2004] Complete News Story

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