Springerville is one of the twelve sites where the Daughters of the American Revolution, in conjunction with the National Old Trails Road Committee, has erected a monument, the Madonna of the Trail, to commemorate pioneer women who helped bring their families on covered wagons to settle in the West.The monument has a 6 foot high base, atop of which stands a 10 foot high bonneted woman holding a baby,with a young son clutching her skirts. The trail of the monuments runs from Maryland and Pennsylvania in the East to New Mexico, Arizona and California in the West. The first dedication in Springerville was on September 29, 1928. The rededication was held on September 29, 1998. The Color Guard of the John H. Slaughter American Legion Post 30 presided at the rededication, at the request of the Daughters of the American Revolution.



Madonna monument marker


Madonna of the Trail monument


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