Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne (HM1DQE)

Location: Duchesne, UT 84021 Duchesne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 9.789', W 110° 23.631'

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Aug. 29, 1769 - Nov. 18, 1852

According 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.
Mother Duchesne came to America in 1818. She and her nun companions settled in St. Charles, Missouri to start a school and train teachers.
Her greatest desire was to work among the Indian Nations. She was only able to realize that desire at 71 and for only on year because of poor health. The Potowatomi People called her "the woman who always prayed."
Because of the recognized holiness of her life Pope John Paul II, is canonizing her a Saint in Rome on this 3rd day of July, 1988.

This monument is the Eagle Scout project of Lavern Michael Musigh, III of Troop 970.
Sponsored by the Men's Club of St. Helen's Church, Roosevelt.
The funds donated by friends from the Uintah Basin and Pittsburgh, PA.
Placed ByEagle Scout project of Lavern Michael Musigh, III of Troop 970
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 551617 N 4446041
Decimal Degrees40.16315000, -110.39385000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 9.789', W 110° 23.631'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 9' 47.34" N, 110° 23' 37.86" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8030 State Rte 399, Duchesne UT 84021, US
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