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Portage des Sioux in St. Charles County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

St Rose Philippine Duchesne

First School - 1818

 
 
St Rose Philippine Duchesne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 22, 2019
1. St Rose Philippine Duchesne Marker
Inscription.  
Arrived from France on mission
to convert the Indians and
established first school
west of the Mississippi in
St. Charles County

 
Location. 38° 55.842′ N, 90° 20.328′ W. Marker is in Portage des Sioux, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker can be reached from River View Drive 0.1 miles north of Le Sieur Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located on a walkway towards the Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine statue. It is the last marker on the left, before approaching the statue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1565 River View Drive, Portage des Sioux MO 63373, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Francis of Assisi Church (here, next to this marker); 1815 Treaty (a few steps from this marker); Portage des Sioux 1798 (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Lady of the Rivers (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis & Clark 1804 (within shouting distance of this marker); Forts and Blockhouses
St Rose Philippine Duchesne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 22, 2019
2. St Rose Philippine Duchesne Marker
The Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine, Mississippi River and the Illinois bluffs are seen in the background
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pere Marquette & Joliet 1673 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louisiana Territory (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portage des Sioux.
 
More about this marker. This is one of eight markers on the Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine walkway, which mostly cover St. Charles County history.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Additional markers dedicated to St. Rose Philippine Duchesne.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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