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Unveiling of the Madonna of the Trails Monument
Unveiling of the Madonna of the Trails Monument


The Madonna of the Trails monument at Wheeling Park, the second of 12 nearly identical monuments erected across the United States by the DAR to honor women pioneers of the westward movement, was unveiled on July 7, 1928.

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"5,000 Witness the Dedication of 'Madonna of the Trails'"


Noted businessman John Brisben Walker died on July 7, 1931.

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"John Brisben Walker, 84, West Side Founder, Dies"
"Active Career of J.B. Walker Ends"
The Capital of West Virginia and the Great Kanawha Valley, by General David Hunter Strother


On This Day in West Virginia History: July