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Also known as "The Colonial Mother," local artist Nancy Coonsman Hahn sculpted a monument to early white settlers on Missouri. Her design was selected by the Daughters of the American Colonies, who placed it atop a water fountain in Forest Park in 1929. The fountain was in place for several years before water actually flowed to it. The statue was removed by vandals in 1969, but was later recovered. It is now held by the Missouri History Museum.


"Mrs. Nancy C. Hahn Completes Drinking Fountain Memorial." St. Louis Post-Dispatch April 18, 1929.

"Bronze Statue Is Stolen From Jefferson Memorial." St. Louis Post-Dispatch September 17, 1969.

Prescott, Cynthia Culver. Pioneer Mother Monuments: Constructing Cultural Memory. University of Oklahoma Press, 2019.