Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Springfield Illinois

Today was mostly a travel day for me on my way to Springfield. This morning I left Richmond, Indiana and followed the National Road, Route 40, to Glen Miller Park. There I saw the Richmond Madonna of the Trail.
The National Road is pretty interesting and you can find out more about it at http://www.nationalroad.org/.
The Madonnas were the brain child of the Daughters of the American Revolution. They commemorate those brave and hardy pioneer women who bore the children, planted the gardens, and learned to shoot as well as sew as they traveled by wagon towards the west. I hope you have an opportunity to see one of the Madonnas. For now, I will try to add one to the blog.

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