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

Narcissa Prentiss Whitman

Eliza Hart Spalding

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 25, 2014
1. Narcissa Prentiss Whitman Marker
Inscription.
To
Narcissa Prentiss Whitman
and
Eliza Hart Spalding
Missionaries
First white women in Wyoming
and
First women over Oregon Trail
1836
July 6 to July 18 was spent at
“Green River Rendezvous”
These pilgrim women took an active part in religious services held here.
Placed by
Wyoming Federation of Women’s Clubs
The Historical Landmarks Commission of Wyoming
Sublette County Historical Association

 
Erected by Wyoming Federation of Women’s Clubs, The Historical Landmarks Commission of Wyoming and Sublette County Historical Association.
 
Location. 42° 52.004′ N, 110° 4.288′ W. Marker is in Daniel, Wyoming, in Sublette County. Marker is on NightHawk Lane near U.S. 189, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 NighHawk Lane, Daniel WY 83115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Green River Rendezvous (within shouting distance of this marker); Pinckey W. Sublette (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Holy Mass in Wyoming (approx. 1.4 miles
Narcissa Prentiss Whitman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 25, 2014
2. Narcissa Prentiss Whitman Marker
away); The Prairie of the Mass (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fort Bonneville (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rendezvous - Birth of an Empire (approx. 4.6 miles away); Welcome to the Riparian Community of Duck Creek (approx. 6˝ miles away); A Pause on a Journey (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daniel.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marcus and Narcissa Whitman - Whitman College. Measles broke out at Waiilatpu in the fall of 1847, and decimated the Indians. Dr. Whitman treated both Indians and white settlers, and when so many Indians died despite treatment, Indian custom dictated revenge upon the medicine man. Thus the Whitmans were massacred, as well-meaning as they had been. (Submitted on January 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Henry H. Spalding - Wikipedia. Eliza Spalding was very well liked by the Nez Perce peoples, whose women often followed her around her home wanting to see how the “white woman” cooked, cleaned, dressed, and cared for her children. She was quickly liked by them and respected for her courage and for her attempts to act as a buffer between the Nez Perce... (Submitted on January 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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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 256 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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