Highlights of the Project

There are more than 200 pioneer monuments located in the United States today.  Each one was has a tale to tell.  Here I highlight a few particularly interesting stories.


Daughters of the American Revolution’s Madonna of the Trail by August Leimbach

Old Oregon Trail medallions by Avard T. Fairbanks

Monuments erected in the Kansas City metropolitan area

Monuments erected in San Francisco

David Manuel, The Promised Land, 1993, Portland, Oregon

Monuments erected in Portland, Oregon

Monuments erected in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Detail of Avard T. Fairbanks, Guidance of Youth, 1958, Salem, Oregon

Monuments by Artist Avard T. Fairbanks