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Near Daniel in Sublette County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

First Holy Mass in Wyoming

 
 
First Holy Mass in Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 25, 2014
1. First Holy Mass in Wyoming Marker
Inscription.
Holy Mass
was offered here
for the first time
in Wyoming by
Father DeSmet
July 5 1840

 
Location. 42° 52.053′ N, 110° 2.593′ W. Marker is near Daniel, Wyoming, in Sublette County. Marker is on Seven Mile River Ranch Road near U.S. 189, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Daniel WY 83115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pinckey W. Sublette (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Narcissa Prentiss Whitman (approx. 1.4 miles away); Green River Rendezvous (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Prairie of the Mass (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rendezvous - Birth of an Empire (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort Bonneville (approx. 5 miles away); Welcome to the Riparian Community of Duck Creek (approx. 5 miles away); A Pause on a Journey (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daniel.
 
Also see . . .  Father De Smet in Wyoming - Wyoming State Historical Society. Some boys ran away to sea or to join the army. But Pierre-Jean De Smet left his native Flanders to become a missionary to the Indian tribes in the American West. His
First Holy Mass in Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 25, 2014
2. First Holy Mass in Wyoming Marker
father had already predicted that he would never be able to lead a quiet life, and his brother described him as "hardy, adventurous and indifferent to danger."
(Submitted on January 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Father Pierre-Jean DeSmet Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 25, 2014
3. Father Pierre-Jean DeSmet Monument
Father DeSmetís “Prairie Mass” image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 25, 2014
4. Father DeSmetís “Prairie Mass”
The National Register of Historic Places, Wyoming Place No. 38
Commemorative plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 25, 2014
5. Commemorative plaque
Commemorating
Hundredth Anniversary
of the
First Mass by
Father P.J. DeSmet
July 5 1840

Dedicated by
the Most Reverend
P.A. McGovern, D.D.
July 4 1940
Father Pierre DeSmet poses with men from four native tribes image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
6. Father Pierre DeSmet poses with men from four native tribes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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