Shoshone-Episcopal Mission

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Shoshone-Episcopal Mission
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Shoshone-Episcopal Mission is located in Wyoming
Shoshone-Episcopal Mission
Shoshone-Episcopal Mission is located in the US
Shoshone-Episcopal Mission
Nearest city Fort Washakie, Wyoming
Coordinates 42°59′09″N 108°54′17″W / 42.98583°N 108.90472°W / 42.98583; -108.90472Coordinates: 42°59′09″N 108°54′17″W / 42.98583°N 108.90472°W / 42.98583; -108.90472
Area 160 acres (65 ha)
Built 1889–90
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Other, Georgian
NRHP Reference # 73001931[1]
Added to NRHP April 11, 1973

Shoshone-Episcopal Mission (also known as Shoshone-Episcopal Mission School for Shoshone Girls) is a historic mission and school in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. The school was built from 1889 to 1890 by Rev. John Roberts, the minister and teacher on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Roberts built the boarding school to teach the Shoshone girls living on the reservation; as many of the students lived up to 20 miles (32 km) away from the school, it was necessary to build a boarding school to teach them. The school later became the headquarters of the entire Episcopal mission on the reservation.[2]

The mission was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1973.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Frost, Nedward M. (December 26, 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Shoshone-Episcopal Mission" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 

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