Pierre Didier Papin

Pierre Didier Papin
Scottsbluff County, Nebraska


Pierre Didier Papin was born in 1798 and was from a prominent French merchant family in St. Louis, Missouri. He was employed by the American Fur Company (later Pierre Chouteau Jr. & Co.) for over 30 years. At his death he was employed at Fort John (also known as Fort Laramie). A remnant piece of a large cedar cross is still at his grave.


South of Gering, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska

From intersection of Nebraska highways 92 and 71, drive south on Nebraska 71 for 5.5 miles and turn right (west) on County Road W. Drive 1 mile to T intersection, turn left on County Road 20. The grave is about 0.5 mile beyond the intersection on a knoll on the road’s left side.

The site is open to the public.


Source: Randy Brown and Reg Duffin, Graves and Sites on the Oregon and California Trails, OCTA, 2nd edition, 1998, pp 20-21

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