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Hope in Bonner County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

David Thompson & Finnan MacDonald

 
 
David Thompson & Finnan MacDonald Marker (<i>detail view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
1. David Thompson & Finnan MacDonald Marker (detail view)
Inscription.
At Mamaloose Point, two miles
South, Kullyspell house,
first trading post in Idaho,
was built September, 1809 by
David Thompson
and
Finnan Macdonald

 
Location. 48° 14.6′ N, 116° 18.068′ W. Marker is in Hope, Idaho, in Bonner County. Marker is on Wellington Place 0.1 miles north of School Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is across the street and just north of the Hope, Idaho Post Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 732 Wellington Place, Hope ID 83836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hope & East Hope (a few steps from this marker); Lake Pend Oreille (approx. 1.4 miles away); Glacial Lake Missoula (approx. 1.5 miles away); Glacial Ice Dam (approx. 1.5 miles away); Kullyspell House (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This is a beautiful granite marker in excellent condition, about 6 feet tall, overlooking Lake Pend Oreille.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
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David Thompson & Finnan MacDonald Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
2. David Thompson & Finnan MacDonald Marker

1. David Thompson.
David Thompson (April 30, 1770 – February 10, 1857) was a British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and map-maker, known to some native peoples as “Koo-Koo-Sint” or “the Stargazer”. Over his career he mapped over 3.9 million square kilometers of North America and for this has been described as the “greatest land geographer who ever lived.” (Submitted on May 7, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Finan McDonald.
Between 1807 and 1812, McDonald served as David Thompson’s second-in-command, playing a key role as the Nor’Westers established a network of trade houses that stretched from the source lakes of the Columbia south into Western Montana and Eastern Washington. (Submitted on May 7, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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David Thompson & Finnan MacDonald Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
3. David Thompson & Finnan MacDonald Marker (wide view)
Hope, Idaho Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
4. Hope, Idaho Post Office
The Hope, Idaho Post Office is across the street and just south of this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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