Madonna of the Trail - Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania Route 40 National Road

July 19, 2017

Madonna of the trail monument is dedicated to the spirit of hard-working pioneer women in the United States. 

It is one of 12  monuments (all the same) along the National Old Trails Highway. Each are intended to be a symbol of courage, strength, and love of the women who worked  to establish a home for their families.

"They (the women) were just as brave or braver than their men, because, in many cases, they went with a sad heart and trembling bodies. They went, however, and endured every hardship that befalls a pioneer." -Harry S. Truman 

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