Tuesday, March 30, 2010


....Illinois, the first Capitol of the state,
in the heart of Lincolns land, but had a different fate;
also was the terminus of The National Road,
stretched from Baltimore, opened up the mother lode.

Also first home of the 'Madonna of the Trail';
shows a hearty woman who is far from frail,
holding a baby, her son tugs her skirt,
rode the covered wagon, her husband looking for pay dirt.
Top:  The Capitol Building, now a Historic Site.
Middle: The Madonna of the Trail, there are twelve throughout the USA.
Bottom:  On the outskirts of town.

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