Cataldo in Kootenai County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Old Mission of the Sacred Heart
Black-robed Jesuits founded the mission on the St. Joe River in 1842, but moved here in 1846 and raised this imposing building in a complete wilderness. Dwellings and outbuildings are now gone, and the mission moved to Desmet in 1877, but the Mass is still celebrated here every year. (Marker Number 144.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 47° 33.082′ N, 116° 21.483′ W. Marker is in Cataldo, Idaho, in Kootenai County. Marker is on Dredge Road near Interstate 90. Touch for map. In Old Mission Park, off exit 39. Marker is in this post office area: Cataldo ID 83810, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dug-Out Canoe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian Village (about 600 feet away); Main Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Mullan Military Road (about 600 feet away); Old Mission Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Mission (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mission Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grist Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cataldo.
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Categories. • Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings •
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