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

Salmon River Mission

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
1. Salmon River Mission Marker
Inscription.  On April 7, 1855, at the conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Pres. Brigham Young called 27 elders to found a mission among the Indians of the Salmon River Country, Oregon Territory, with Thomas S. Smith in charge. Traveling 380 miles in 22 days, they arrived June 15th. Making friends with the Indians the missionaries taught them the message of the gospel. In 1857, Pres. Brigham Young visited the colony after which more missionaries and families were sent to strengthen the settlement. On February 25, 1858, the Lemhi Fort was attacked by Indians and its abandonment took place in March 1858.
 
Erected 1962 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Lemhi County Chapter. (Marker Number 284.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 44° 58.988′ N, 113° 38.453′ W. Marker is in Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is at the
Salmon River Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
2. Salmon River Mission Marker
Ruins of the Salmon River Mission beneath the shelter.
intersection of Back Road (State Road 28) and Mule Shoe Road, on the left when traveling north on Back Road. 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. First Irrigation Project (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Salmon River Mission (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Lemhi (approx. half a mile away); Sacajawea Comes Home (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Withington Caldera (approx. 1˝ miles away); William Clark's Scouting Mission (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lewis Learns from the Lemhi Shoshone (approx. 1˝ miles away); Meriwether Lewis Makes Contact (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tendoy.
 
More about this marker. It may look like private property, but the entrance to the ranch is a continuation of Mule Shoe Road (according to Google Maps.
 
Salmon River Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
3. Salmon River Mission Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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