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By Lori Taylor
PC Museum Curator 

Phillips County Museum News for October 14, 2020


October 14, 2020

St. Paul’s Indian Mission was a topic of discussion at the PC Museum this week. The story of its beginning and continuing story arrived with items from Jay and Lynn Contway. Here is the history as it was presented to us.

On May 1, 1886, Reverand Eberschweiler said mass for the first time in the Little Rockies. Father De Smet and two Indians were his companions. Finding a beautiful spot and three log cabins he immediately began plans for St. Paul’s Mission. Construction was slow but steady. In September 1887 the Mission School was opened with twenty-five students. By 1889 enroll...

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