Culdesac in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Location. 46° 22.446′ N, 116° 40.218′ W. Marker is in Culdesac, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker is on Main Street near Watson Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 714 Highway Access 2, Culdesac ID 83524, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. St. Joseph's Mission (approx. 2.6 miles away); Railroad Tunnels (approx. 4˝ miles away); Craig Donation Claim (approx. 4.9 miles away); William Craig (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lapwai Mission (approx. 7 miles away); Spalding’s Presbyterian Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); Watson's Store (approx. 8.6 miles away); Rev. Henry Harmon Spalding (approx. 8.7 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is currently missing; probably it is being repaired. The marker is located in the 'park' opposite the City Library.
Also see . . . Culdesac, Idaho -- Nez Perce County Historical Society. Charles S. Mellon, president of the Northern Pacific RR, gave the name Cul-de-sac to the small community. He was supposedly traveling the proposed route and remarked that this is indeed a cul-de-sac, a French term which can be roughly translated “blind alley,” “the bottom of the bag,” or a place with only one outlet.” (Submitted on August 12, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.