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

Mission Landing

Steamboat Transfer Point

 
 
Mission Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 8, 2018
1. Mission Landing Marker
Inscription. The Coeur d'Alene River is moderately visible from this vista point. The river aided in popularizing the Sacred Heart Mission by creating a steamboat access for outlying communities.
For one dollar, passengers could enjoy the 27 mile river excursion from Coeur d'Alene Lake --
...and upon arriving at their destination, experience the beauty of the Mission in the wilderness.
In 1877, "Mission Landing" became the transfer point for freight and passengers from the streamers to the rail cars of the newly constructed narrow gauge railway serving the silver mining district towns of Kellogg and Wallace.
 
Erected by Idaho State Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 47° 32.922′ N, 116° 21.516′ W. Marker is near Cataldo, Idaho, in Kootenai County. Marker can be reached from South Mission Road near Interstate 90. Touch for map. 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. Parsonage House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Lodging for Travelers (within
Mission Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 8, 2018
2. Mission Landing Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Old Mission Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Stock and Crop Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Grist Mill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old River Channel (about 500 feet away); Dug-Out Canoe (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cataldo.
 
More about this marker. This marker is found on the grounds of Old Mission State Park, located off of Interstate 90, exit 40.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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