Near Lapwai in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Coming of the Railroad
The trains brought in passengers and hauled out grain, horses, and timber. The railroad was a catalyst accelerating contact with another culture, mixing and complicating Nez Perce cultural identity after thousands of years of one way of life.
Erected by Nez Perce National Historical Park.
Location. 46° 26.891′ N, 116° 49.094′ W. Marker is near Lapwai, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker is on Watson's Store Road near 403 Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lapwai ID 83540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Agent's Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Spalding’s Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Watson's Store (about Spalding’s Gristmill Canals (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lapwai Mission Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Henry Harmon Spalding (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nez Perce Village Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clearwater River (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lapwai.
More about this marker. This marker is located at Nez Perce National Historical Park, Spalding's Mission site.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.