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San Bernadino County 
Intersection of Euclid and Foothill Blvds. 
Upland, CA 91762

Historical Significance:

"Madonna of the Trail is a series of 12 monuments dedicated to the spirit of pioneer women in the United States. The monuments were commissioned by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). They were installed in each of the 12 states along the National Old Trails Road (Route 40), which extended from Bethesda, Maryland, to Upland, California.

Created by sculptor August Leimbach and funded by contributions, the Madonna of the Trail monuments were intended to provide a symbol of the courage and faith of the women whose strength and love aided so greatly in conquering the wilderness and establishing permanent homes. Dedicated in 1928 and 1929, the twelve statues became sources of local pride. Through the continuing efforts of local and national groups, all are currently in good condition and on display." (Wording from website:


Acknowledgements: The California Madonna of the Trail landmark is owned and maintained by the California State Society. The San Antonio Chapter, NSDAR monitors the condition and care of the statue and sells pins to help raise funds for its maintenance.
Form Submitted By: California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution 01/21/2011