MADONNA OF THE TRAIL
This memorial is a fitting tribute to the thousands of
pioneer mothers of the covered wagon days who did much to build
America. Betsy Hazard Bunn was one of those honored mothers.
She walked and carried her infant son, William Benton Bunn, Sr.,
many weary miles on the four hundred mile family emigration from
east central Ohio to east southeast Illinois. This was necessary
to protect the life of her babe. Emigrant caravans enroot during
droughty periods stirred up terrific clouds of dust.