A friend recommended a Sunday drive destination for Hubby and I. She suggested Pia Mission Cemetery (Pia – pious or devout). The Catholic mission is a very scenic and easy drive from our home, and I have no idea how we had never heard of it in the many years that we have lived here.
I cannot find any history of this mission when surfing the internet, nor is there a landmark sign with any information.
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Two of the Stations of the Cross:
The walls and ceiling are completely covered with stamped tin:
Find A Grave calls this cemetery Little Mission Cemetery.
It is also known as the Kelly Hill Indian Cemetery, and is cared for by the families of those interred here.
Chief James Bernard of the Lakes Band Colville Confederated Tribes.
Chief Andre Aurapahkin also of the Lakes Band of the Colville Confederated Tribes.
We were impressed by the patriotism represented here; there are many veterans.
And we wonder what stories this woman could share!:
See the world around you!