Mission Road
Old US Highway 41
MI 49908


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Baraga ~ Beautiful & Blessed

Trading Post ~ Tribal Center ~ Historic Indian Mission
Church ~ School ~ Convent ~ Cemetery ~ Orphanage ~ Friary

Located 2 miles north of Baraga on U.S. 41. Look for big white cross on the hill.

The site at Assinins includes the church, school house, convent ruins and a short woodland trail that leads to the historic cemetery nearby. A beautiful location to pray and enjoy the sunrises.

The “L’Anse Mission” in the Early 1800s
1820s and 1830s – The “L’Anse Mission” (Assinins today) was the site of the first trading post in the area. Then known as Dubay’s Trading Post, the property came to be owned by Peter Crebassa who took over as the trading post’s agent. When fur trapping declined, he moved the trading post across the bay to a settlement known now as Zeba. Fr. Baraga came to Crebassa’s in 1843 at the request of Chief Bineshi. After meeting with the Chief and the Native Americans there, Baraga committed to starting a Catholic Mission for them. Baraga bought land from Crebassa where the old trading post was across the bay. In those days, the entire region was known as “L’Anse” which today encompasses Zeba, L’Anse, Baraga and Assinins.


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