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MADONNA OF THE TRAIL
Broadway at Highland Ave.
This monument to pioneer women was presented to Lexington in 1928. Jackson County Judge Harry S. Truman presided at the dedication. The Madonna is one of 12 placed in every state crossed by the National Old Trails Road, the route of early settlers from Maryland to California.
LAFAYETTE COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL
Constructed in 1925, this memorial to the veterans of four wars has stairs leading from the Old Trails Scenic Byway to the top of the bluff on Highland Ave., where there are benches and a fine view of the Missouri River valley.


SALUDA MEMORIAL at HERITAGE PARK
Highway 13 at Franklin Avenue
The memorial was built in 2002 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Saluda disaster on April 19, 1852,the worst steamboat disaster on the Missouri River. It exploded just north of the old Highway 13 Missouri River Bridge, killing about 75 passengers and crew, many of them Latter Day Saints (Mormons) from Europe en route to Utah. Many were buried in Machpelah Cemetery. The Saluda Memorial honors the victims and heroes of the disaster. More information is available at the Lexington Historical Museum across the street from Heritage Park.
LAFAYETTE COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL
Located on the west lawn of the Lafayette County Courthouse. Dedicated November 11, 2006, this memorial honors all branches of the armed service and all veterans of Lafayette County.