Near Lapwai in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Site of the Lapwai Mission
The First School and the
First Church in Idaho.
Rev. Henry Harmon Spalding
Eliza Hart Spalding
Erected 1923 by Idaho Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 46° 27.06′ N, 116° 48.888′ W. Marker is near Lapwai, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker can be reached from Watson's Store Road near 403 Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lapwai ID 83540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Agency Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Spalding Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Spalding Home Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Clearwater River (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lapwai Mission Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Rev. Henry Harmon SpaldingSpalding’s Gristmill Canals (about 500 feet away); Spalding's Mission (approx. 0.2 miles 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 near the Lapwai Mission Cemetery.
Also see . . . The Spalding Mission - Intermountain Histories. While the Spaldings resided in the mission, they expanded the original site from a modest home to include a church, school, printing house, and living space for the Nez Perce. An 1843 letter written by Henry Spalding to Levi Chamberlain in Honolulu described the success of the school and church, stating the missionaries had over 200 people in attendance daily, with half of the school consisting of adults. (Submitted on August 13, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.