#452 - Pierre J. DeSmet
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 36.840 W 111° 20.136
12T E 473372 N 4940126
Quick Description: Geologic history sign on U.S. Hwy. 20 near Henry’s Lake.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 8/19/2011 7:46:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMCBV6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 8

Long Description:
This history sign is located on U.S. Hwy. 20 near Henry’s Lake and discusses the trip of Pierre J. DeSmet through the area.
Marker Name: Pierre J. DeSmet

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
Roman Catholic missionary services began in Idaho on Sunday, July 10, 1840, in Teton Valley, followed by a mass held near here at Henry’s Lake, July 23. Pierre J. DeSmet, a Belgian Jesuit leader, accompanied a Pend Oreille - Flathead band on their way northwest to their homeland. Climbing a mountain here, along streams “descending from dizzy heights, leaping from rock to rock with a deafening noise,” he invoked divine thanks for his successful tour into Idaho and Montana.

County: Fremont

Group Responsible for Placement: State of Idaho

Marker Number: 452

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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