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Ithaca in Tompkins County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Oregon Mission

 
 
The Oregon Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 18, 2017
1. The Oregon Mission Marker
Inscription.  

Sent out by First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca in 1834 in response to search of Nez Perce Indians for White Man's Book from Heaven was under leadership of Rev. Samuel Parker. With him went Samuel Allis of Ithaca and Rev. John Dunbar of Auburn Seminary. In 1836 Henry Spalding of Bath and bride, Eliza Hart, together with Dr. Marcus Whitman and bride, Narcissa Prentiss, followed, these being two first white women to cross Rocky Mountains. The Whitmans founded mission at Waiilatpu, where they were martyred. The Spaldings established mission at Lapwai, Idaho, among Nez Perces, which continues to present.
 
Erected 1934 by State Education Department, Presbyterian Church and Cayuga Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 42° 26.534′ N, 76° 29.923′ W. Marker is in Ithaca, New York, in

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Tompkins County. Marker is on the south side of First Presbyterian Church, bordering DeWitt Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca NY 14850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First White Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker); Tompkins County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Tompkins County World War II Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Saturn (within shouting distance of this marker); Tompkins County Korean War Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Tompkins County Cold-Iraq-Afghanistan Wars Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Tompkins County Vietnam Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Tompkins County World War I Roll of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ithaca.
 
Also see . . .
1. Whitman Mission National Historic Site. (Submitted on June 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Whitman Mission Sketch. (Submitted on June 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Spaldings Mission. (Submitted on June 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Oregon Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 18, 2017
2. The Oregon Mission Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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