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Near Macks Inn in Fremont County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Pierre J. DeSmet

Jesuit leader

 
 
Pierre J. Desmet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Hans Van Landschoot, September 12, 2008
1. Pierre J. Desmet Marker
Inscription.  Roman Catholic Missionary services began in Idaho on Sunday July 10, 1840 in Teton Valley, followed by a mass held near here at Henry's Lake, July 23.

Pierre J. DeSmet a Belgian Jesuit leader accompanied a Pend Oreille - Flathead band on their way northwest to their homeland. Climbing a mountain here, along streams "descending from dizzy heights, leaping from rock to rock with a deafening noise," he invoked divine thanks for his succesfull tour into Idaho and Montana.
 
Erected by The Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 452.)
 
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 date for this entry is July 10, 1840.
 
Location. 44° 31.819′ N, 111° 19.756′ W. Marker is near Macks Inn, Idaho, in Fremont County. Marker is on State Highway 20 at milepost 400.7, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macks Inn ID 83433, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within
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13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Island Park (approx. 5.6 miles away); Sawtell's Ranch (approx. 10.7 miles away); Southern Gallatin County (approx. 11.2 miles away in Montana); Harriman Wildlife Refuge (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Biography Pieter Jan DeSmet. Wikipedia article. (Submitted on October 3, 2017, by Hans Van Landschoot of Knokke Heist, Belgium.) 
 
Additional keywords. Pierre de Smet
 
Pierre J. Desmet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, July 2003
2. Pierre J. Desmet Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2008, by Hans Van Landschoot of Knokke Heist, Belgium. This page has been viewed 4,815 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on May 27, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on October 16, 2008, by Hans Van Landschoot of Knokke Heist, Belgium.   2. submitted on August 29, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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