David Thompson
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 48° 39.156 W 116° 20.718
11U E 548218 N 5389044
Quick Description: One of three historic markers at this roadside pullout.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 10/4/2013 9:57:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ6ZX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 3

Long Description:
David Thompson
Coming from Canada, the famous map maker and trader for the North West Company explored this area and river in 1808.

On May 8 somewhere near here, Thompson's famished party, all sick from eating a 'much tainted' antelope, met ten lodges of Indians who could give them only 'a few dried Carp (of last year's catch!) and some Moss bread...but acceptable to the hungry.' Leaving here, he found the route which US 95 follows north. Next year, he returned to establish Idaho's first trading post on Lake Pend d'Oreille.
#160
Marker Name: David Thompson

Marker Type: City

Marker Text:
David Thompson Coming from Canada, the famous map maker and trader for the North West Company explored this area and river in 1808. On May 8 somewhere near here, Thompson's famished party, all sick from eating a 'much tainted' antelope, met ten lodges of Indians who could give them only 'a few dried Carp (of last year's catch!) and some Moss bread...but acceptable to the hungry.' Leaving here, he found the route which US 95 follows north. Next year, he returned to establish Idaho's first trading post on Lake Pend d'Oreille. #160


County: Boundary

City: Bonners Ferry

Marker Number: 160

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Group Responsible for Placement: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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