Conservation and Trapping News

Church related to the Fur-trade era, will be upended by diversion
Oct 2, 2022 13:54 ET

HORACE, N.D. — The twin white steeples of St. Benedict Catholic Church have been a landmark on the prairie for more than a century after its founding by French Canadian settlers during the days of Dakota Territory.

The original St. Benedict church was built in 1888, and following a fire the current church was built in 1913. But the parish’s roots go back further, to the days of itinerant French Canadian missionary priests who established a log-cabin Holy Cross Mission, noted by federal surveyors in 1870, the year of the parish’s founding.

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