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Tendoy in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fort Lemhi

 
 
Fort Lemhi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Fort Lemhi Marker
Inscription.  In 1855 a group of Mormon missionaries came north from Utah to found a remote colony just below the bench east of here.
A religious settlement rather than a military fort. Salmon River Mission grew to more than 100 settlers before Indian trouble forced them to abandon the valley in 1858. By that time the missionaries had baptised (sic) 100 Indians and had begun irrigating farming is spite of ruinous summer frost and plaques of grasshoppers. Some of the old mission ditches still are used, and part of an old adobe mission wall still stands at Fort Lemhi.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 128.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 44° 58.992′ N, 113° 39.024′ W. Marker is in Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 28 and Mule Shoe, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 28
Fort Lemhi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Fort Lemhi Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tendoy ID 83468, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salmon River Mission (approx. half a mile away); First Irrigation Project (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Salmon River Mission (approx. half a mile away); Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone (approx. 1.6 miles away); Leaving the Lemhi Valley (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lewis and Clark: Trading for Horses (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sacajawea Comes Home (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tendoy.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Lemhi - Mormon Historic Sites. President Brigham Young sent a small number of men to establish a settlement ... Moreover, they were to preach to “remnants of the House of Jacob” who already inhabited the area. (Submitted on November 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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