The Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest

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Bishop Baraga Foundation, Inc.
Box 665
Baraga, MI 49908

Bishop Frederic Baraga 1797-1868

Overlooking beautiful Keweenaw Bay, the hand-wrought brass sculpture by Jack Anderson honors the Apostle of the Great Lakes.

Most Historic Non-Denominational Shrine in the Midwest
Rising six stories above the Red Rocks Bluff, the Shrine commands a breathtaking panoramic view of Baragaland…virgin hardwoods, scenic coastline and the oldest mountains, geologically, in the world.

Holding a cross (7 feet high) and snowshoes (26 feet long) the statue of Bishop Baraga is 35 feet tall and weighs four tons. It floats on a cloud of stainless steel, supported by five laminated wood beams representing Baraga’s five major missions.

Abandoning a rich inheritance to serve God, Frederic Baraga came to America in 1830 and devoted the rest of his life to the Indians of the Great Lakes region. Bishop Baraga learned to speak their languages fluently and developed their written language. His Chippewa grammar and dictionary are still used today. Baraga County, the site of Baraga’s last major mission, was established in 1843. He remained here until he was consecrated first bishop of Upper Michigan in 1853.

Stop in and visit the Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest, walk in the footsteps of history.

For more information on the Shrine and Bishop Baraga, write:
Bishop Baraga Foundation, Inc.
Box 665
Baraga, MI 49908

For vacation information and accommodation information, write:
Baraga County Tourist Association
755 E. Broad St.
L’Anse, MI 49946
Phone: 906-524-7444

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