The Old Mission, Coeur d'Alene Cataldo mission

Cataldo, Idaho

Founded 1843

Father Pierre de Smet responded to calls for missionaries from the Coeur d'Alene tribe by sending fellow Jesuit Fathers Point and Ravalli. Their successor, Fr. Cataldo, lent his name to the town that sprang up near the mission after lead was discovered there.

Photo courtesy of Christina Schmiesing, © 2006


Old Mission State Park