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Bernalillo County 
McClellan Park 
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_of_the_Trail)

 

Acknowledgements: The New Mexico State Organization National Society Daughters of the American Revolution owns and maintains this Madonna of the Trails landmark.
Form Submitted By: New Mexico State Organization Daughters of the American Revolution 6/9/2013