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Leimbach, Auguste 1882-1965  Search this
Sculpture: algonite
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
City of Council Grove 313 West Main Council Grove Kansas 066846
Dedicated Sept. 7, 1928
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Kansas survey, 1995.
SOS Assessment Award, 2000.
SOS Conservation Treatment Award, 2001.
Image on file.
(On bottom of sculpture, south side) A. Leimbach (On front of base:) MADONNA OF THE TRAIL/N.S.D.A.R. MEMORIAL/TO THE/PIONEER MOTHERS/OF THE/COVERED WAGON DAYS (On back of base:) THE NATIONAL/OLD/TRAILS ROAD (On south side of base:) Here East met West/When the Old Santa Fe Trail/was established August 10, 1825/at a Council between the/United States Commissioners/and Osage Indians (On north side of base:) 1825-1866 Trailsmen/camped on the spot/1847-1873 Kaw Indians/lived here/1847-First white settler/Seth Hays/1847-Council Grove/A trading post (On bronze plaque:) 1978 MEMORY BOX signed
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A full-length, standing female figure, in pioneer clothing, with a long dress, boots, a sunbonnet, and a shawl. In her proper left arm she holds an infant, and in her proper right hand she holds the top of the barrel of a rifle, the butt of which rests on the ground. A little boy is at her side with his proper left hand on the rifle and his proper right hand holding the front of her dress. At the figure's feet is a bed of cactus and large leaves.
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Figure group--Family--Mother & Child  Search this
Control number:
IAS KS000403
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums