National Register of Historic Places

Shoshone Episcopal Mission

Fort Washakie

Date Added to Register

Wednesday, April 11, 1973

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During the 1880s Chief Washakie, leader of the Shoshone people on the Wind River Reservation, gave 160 acres of irrigated farm land to the Rev. John Roberts. The gift was for the purpose of establishing a mission and a missionary school. In 1889 Rev. Roberts began construction of the Georgian Mansion style building which at first housed the school for Shoshone girls (classrooms, kitchen, dining hall and dormitory) and later became the control center and chief meeting place for all the mission's activities. The building was completed in 1890.

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