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DeSmet in Benewah County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

DeSmet Mission

 
 
DeSmet Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
1. DeSmet Mission Marker
Inscription.  When their annual Montana plains buffalo hunt proved futile in 1876, North Idaho's Coeur d' Alene Indians needed to move from Cataldo to a better farming area. 
So in 1877 their Jesuit mission was relocated here.  After their community grew large enough, a three-story school building-still preserved by Coeur d' Alene Tribal Council authorities -- was built in 1900.   It serves as a community cultural center for Desmet.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 248.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 47° 8.941′ N, 116° 54.651′ W. Marker is in DeSmet, Idaho, in Benewah County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 95 at milepost 381 and Old Sanders Road, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 95. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 381600 US Highway 95, Desmet ID 83824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McCroskey Park (here, next to this marker); Giver of Parks (approx. 4.8 miles away); It These Walls Could Talk (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
DeSmet Mission Marker, on right image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
2. DeSmet Mission Marker, on right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 259 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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