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Near Cataldo in Kootenai County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Old Mission

 
 
Old Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
1. Old Mission Marker
Inscription.
Built by the Coeur díAlene Tribe in cooperation with members of the Society of Jesus – restored with dedication as a 1976 bicentennial project by Henry Lawrence Day and his friend and helper Al Almquist in whose honor this memorial is erected.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 47° 32.935′ N, 116° 21.524′ W. Marker is near Cataldo, Idaho, in Kootenai County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Mission Road and Dredge Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker located in Old Mission State Park, on the grounds in front of the Old Mission of the Sacred Heart building. Access to Dredge Road is from Interstate 90, exit 39. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31732 South Mission Road, Cataldo ID 83810, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Mission Bell (a few steps from this marker); Mission Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Lodging for Travelers (within shouting distance of this marker); Stock and Crop Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Parsonage House
Old Mission Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
2. Old Mission Marker (wide view)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Grist Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dug-Out Canoe (about 500 feet away); Old River Channel (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cataldo.
 
More about this marker. Marker is engraved metal tablet mounted on natural granite boulder
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mission of the Sacred Heart.
In the early 19th century, the Coeur d'Alene Indians had heard of these powerful "medicine men" in black robes with a book and wanted some of these men for their own tribe. They sent men east to St. Louis, and in 1842 Father Pierre-Jean De Smet responded to the request and came to the area. Fr. Nicholas Point and Br. Charles Huet came and helped to pick a mission location. The first was along the St. Joe River, but was subject to flooding. In 1846 they moved it to the current location. (Submitted on November 29, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Old Mission of the Sacred Heart, Cataldo, Idaho.
The importance of the Old Mission of the Sacred Heart canít be minimized. Itís story is interwoven into
Old Mission of the Sacred Heart (<i>front view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
3. Old Mission of the Sacred Heart (front view)
Idaho history. The mission served as a learning center and home for the Coeur díAlene Indians, a stopover for westward settlers, a haven for the sick, a supply post and post office. (Submitted on November 29, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Sacred Heart Mission Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 8, 2018
4. Sacred Heart Mission Church
Sacred Heart Mission Church apse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 8, 2018
5. Sacred Heart Mission Church apse
Cataldo Mission image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 8, 2018
6. Cataldo Mission
has been designated a
Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1955. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States.
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1962
OLd Mission State Park Entrance (<i>access to marker from here</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
7. OLd Mission State Park Entrance (access to marker from here)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4, 5, 6. submitted on September 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   7. submitted on November 29, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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