Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days - Lamar, CO, USA
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N 38° 05.360 W 102° 37.144
13S E 708800 N 4218403
Quick Description: This monument is dedicated to the Pioneer Mothers of the covered wagon days who helped settle the wild west of the United States.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 7/14/2012 8:41:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMEWGV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
This sculpture titled "Madonna of the Trail" is located at the historic Lamar Train Depot, which is home to the Colorado Welcome Center. The sculpture depicts a standing female figure dressed in pioneer clothing (i.e., a long dress, boots, a sunbonnet, and a shawl). She holds a baby on her left arm and a rifle in her right hand with the butt resting on the ground. A small boy stands on her right side and he has his left hand on the rifle and his right hand holding onto the skirt of her dress. A bed of cactus and leaves are at their feet.

The inscriptions on this memorial read:

Front of Base:

MADONNA OF THE TRAIL N.S.D.A.R. MEMORIAL
TO THE
PIONEER MOTHERS
OF THE
COVERED WAGON DAYS

South Side of Base:

A PLACE OF HISTORICAL LORE
NOTED FOR INDIAN LODGES
SHELTER FROM STORM AND HEAT
FOOD SUPPLY FOR BEAST
BIVOUAC FOR EXPEDITIONS
SCENE OF MANY COUNCILS

East Side:

THE NATIONAL OLD TRAILS ROAD

North Side:

IN COMMEMORATION OF
BIG TIMBERS EXTENDING
EASTWARD AND WESTWARD
ALONG ARKANSAS RIVER
APPROXIMATELY TWENTY MILES
AND OF BENT'S NEW FORT
LATER FORT WISC 1852-1866

Back of base:

USDAR copyright 1928 signed

Who placed it?: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

When was it placed?: Dedicated Sept. 24, 1928.

Who is honored?: Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days

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