David and Janeanne Leas
Road Trip on The National Road
Richmond, Indiana to Dunreith, Indiana
October 17, 2008



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Photograph by David A. Leas

Madonna of the Trail
Glen Miller Park
Richmond, Indiana

The Madonna of the Trail is a monument to settlers
who traveled the bitter road.  One of only 12 statues
marking the pioneers' trek from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, Richmond's Madonna of the Trail was
dedicated by the Daughters of the American
Revolution on October 28, 1928

The figure of the mother is of heroic proportions,
10 feet high with a weight of 5 tons.  The base on
which the figure stands is 6 feet high and weighs
12 tons.  This base rests on a foundation which
stands 2 feet above the ground level which makes
the monument 18 feet tall.

The Madonna is located in Glen Miller Park at the
corner of 22nd Street and National Road East

 

Photograph by David A. Leas
Photograph by David A. Leas Photograph by David A. Leas Photograph by David A. Leas
Photograph by David A. Leas Photograph by David A. Leas Photograph by David A. Leas


National Road Mile Marker Photos
Mile Marker circa 1890
Just West of Centerville
Photograph by David A. Leas Photograph by David A. Leas
Photograph by David A. Leas Photograph by David A. Leas

This milestone is located on the north side
of U.S. 40. It is 13 miles west of the state line,
3 miles west of Centerville, and 6 miles east of Cambridge City.

 



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