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

Coming of the Railroad

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
1. Coming of the Railroad Marker
Caption: (background) Nez Perce wait for the train at the Spalding stop in 1915. At that time the station was called "Joseph."
Inscription. This small train stop linked the Nez Perce with the cities of Lewiston, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington. Running directly through the reservation, the rails also opened this area to a wave of farmers and loggers who made striking changes to Nez Perce land.
The trains brought in passengers and hauled out grain, horses, and timber. The railroad was a catalyst accelerating contact with another culture, mixing and complicating Nez Perce cultural identity after thousands of years of one way of life.
 
Erected by Nez Perce National Historical Park.
 
Location. 46° 26.891′ N, 116° 49.094′ W. Marker is near Lapwai, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker is on Watson's Store Road near 403 Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lapwai ID 83540, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Agent's Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Spalding’s Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Watson's Store (about 600 feet away); Spalding’s Gristmill Canals (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lapwai Mission Cemetery
Coming of the Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
2. Coming of the Railroad Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Henry Harmon Spalding (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nez Perce Village Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clearwater River (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lapwai.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at Nez Perce National Historical Park, Spalding's Mission site.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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