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Lewiston in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Spalding's Mission

Marcus Whitman and Henry Harmon Spalding

 

—led Presbyterian Missionaries West in 1836 to answer a Nez Perce call for teachers —

 
Spalding's Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
1. Spalding's Mission Marker
Inscription. Spalding began his mission and school nearby, but moved here in 1838. Believing in secular as well as religious teaching, he taught the Indians irrigated farming, brought in the Northwest’s first printing press, and built saw and flower mills. But hostility slowly developed, and Spalding left after the Whitman massacre at Walla Walla in 1847. He returned with the gold rush to labor among his converts until his death in 1874. His grave is nearby.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 111.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 27.141′ N, 116° 49.101′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker is on U.S. 12 2 miles east of U.S. 95, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in a scenic pull-out overlooking the Clearwater River. Marker is in this post office area: Lewiston ID 83501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coyote's Fishnet (approx. 3.6 miles away); Northwest Passage Scenic Byway (approx. 3.6 miles away); Nez Perce Village
Spalding's Mission Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
2. Spalding's Mission Marker (wide view)
(approx. 3.6 miles away); St. Joseph's Mission (approx. 7.2 miles away); The First Capital (approx. 8.3 miles away); Lewis Clark State College (approx. 8.3 miles away); Mackenzie's Post (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Early Years in Nez Perce County (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
 
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionEducationIndustry & CommerceNative Americans
 
view of Clearwater River east from Spalding's Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
3. view of Clearwater River east from Spalding's Mission Marker
view of Clearwater River west from Spalding's Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
4. view of Clearwater River west from Spalding's Mission Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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