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The Madonna of the Trail - Council Grove KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 38° 39.726 W 096° 29.213
14S E 718662 N 4282277
Quick Description: This Smithsonian Art Inventory Sculpture is one of 12 original Madonna of the Trail statues located in a small park on E Main St (Hwy 56) at N Union St (Hwy 177) in Council Grove, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2011 8:29:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMAYM7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 6

Long Description:
These statues were originally erected and funded by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). They were placed in each of the 12 states along the National Old Trails Highway that extended from Bethesda, Maryland, to Upland, California.
This monument was dedicated on September 7, 1928. Each original sculpture cost $1,000.
TITLE: Madonna of the Trail

ARTIST(S): Leimbach, Auguste, 1882-1965

DATE: Sept. 7, 1928

MEDIUM: algonite.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS KS000403

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
E Main St (Hwy 56) at N Union St (Hwy 177) Council Grove, Kansas


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
None noted


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