Aug. 29, 1769 - Nov. 18, 1852According to one tradition, the Duchesne River was named after Mother Rose Philippine Duchesne.Mother Duchesne and the Catholic Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, had started schools in Missouri. The children of many of the early pioneer trappers and explorers had attended her school. Among them was the niece of Gen. William Ashley, Anne Stegar, who became a nun in her community. Mother Duchesne was also the godmother for Gen. William Clark's daughter. Gen. Clark was from the Lewis & Clark expedition. It can be a real possibility that one of the early travelers through the Uintah Basin named the Duchesne River after this very holy and well respected nun.
|Placed By||Eagle Scout project of Lavern Michael Musigh, III of Troop 970|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:14pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 551617 N 4446041|
|Decimal Degrees||40.16315000, -110.39385000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 9.789', W 110° 23.631'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 9' 47.34" N, 110° 23' 37.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8030 State Rte 399, Duchesne UT 84021, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.