Madonna of the Trail

Madonna of the Trail - Glen Miller Park, Richmond, IndianaIn commemoration of pioneer mothers of the covered wagon days, this statue is the ninth link in the Great National Shrine erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution along the National Road Trail. There are only 12 statues linked along U.S. 40 from Cumberland, Maryland, to Upland, California. The Richmond statue stands at the entrance of Glen Miller Park, at U.S. 40 East and North 22nd Street.

This statue was restored in 2005.

Madonna of the Trail locations by the D.A.R.

Rededication of the Madonna of the Trail in Richmond, Indiana in 2005.

In Frank Bursca's site about U.S. 40, he gives a detailed description of all the Madonna of the Trail Monuments.

History of the Madonna of the Trail program by Annabelle Amick

August Leimbach, sculptor of the Madonna of the Trail monuments.

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Location Glen Miller Park
Richmond, Indiana
Corner of U.S. 40 East and North 22nd Street
Admission Free Hours Public Access
Contact the Old National Road Welcome Center for more information.
5701 National Road East
Richmond, IN  47374
Phone 800.828.8414
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