This week is another installment of "Did You Know?" Today we are reporting on Madonna of the Trail, the statue I'm sure many of you have noticed on Euclid and Foothill. But perhaps you are not aware of the history and meaning of the statue.
The statue you see in Upland is actually just 1 of 12. The other 11 are placed in each state, part of the National Old Trails Road from Bethesda, Maryland to Upland, California. (Today much of the National Old Trails Road is US Highway 40 and US Highway 66.) The map below shows the trail.