The Madonna of the Trail Monument - Council Grove KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 38° 39.726 W 096° 29.213
14S E 718661 N 4282277
Quick Description: This statue from the American Guide Series is the Madonna of the Trail Monument. It is located in a small park on East Main St (Hwy 56) at North Union St (Hwy 177) in Council Grove, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 6/4/2014 4:01:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMKWTP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
~ text from "Kansas, a guide to the Sunflower state" ~
The Madonna of the Trail statue, dedicated to the pioneer women of the plains, was awarded to Council Grove as having the most interesting history of any town in the State. The 12-foot monument represents a pioneer woman holding an old-fashioned musket in one arm and a baby in the other, as a small boy clings to her skirts.

~ text from south side of base ~
Here, 'East met West'
When the 'Old Santa Fe Trail'
was established August 10, 1825,
at a Council between the
United States Commissioners
and Osage Indians.

~ text from north side of base ~
1825-1866 Trailsmen
camped on the spot
1847-1873 Kaw Indians
lived here
1847-First white settler
Seth Hays
1847-Council Grove
A trading post.
Book: Kansas

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 376

Year Originally Published: 1939

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