Dumoulin Church - Pembina ND
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 48° 59.328 W 097° 14.739
14U E 628343 N 5427693
Quick Description: This historical plaque is in a very small wayside rest stop on I29 just north of Pembina ND (and just south of the Canadian border).
Location: North Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 10/7/2008 11:18:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM4X24
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 28

Long Description:
Text from marker:
Dumoulin Church
The first church in the northwest stood about three hundred feet
east of this marker. It was founded in 1818 by Father Joseph Dumoulin
along with a school and cemetery. The site was abandoned after the
boundary survey and was not used until 1848.
Father Belcourt, North Dakota's pioneer priest rebuilt the mission
which stood until 1863 when it was destroyed by cannon fire from
Hatch's Battalion. Thecmission was later transferred to Pembina.
The cemetery was not moved; and here where they were buried
hidden by the years of progress, still lie the remains of North Dakota's
earliest pioneers.
North Dakota State Historical Society - 1963

Roadside: yes

City: no

Other: no

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