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

Hope & East Hope

Meet Traders and Merchants in Their Railroad and Timber Communities

 
 
Hope & East Hope Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
1. Hope & East Hope Marker
Inscription.
Henrietta
Tugboat for Hope Lumber

Original Thornton School
Spring Creek ca 1909

1894 Flood Changed Landscape
Destroyed buildings along the tracks
Floodwaters at level of present highway

Hope Lumber Company, East Hope
Fueled the economy of a new community
Est. 1901

Map Showing Historic Locations

Star Market
Harry and Ella Dreisbach
Proprietors 1908-1921

Fires leveled parts of both communities
A 1921 blaze destroyed the market and hotel

East Hope Hotel
25 guest rooms housed many millworkers
 
Erected by Funded through cooperation of: The cities of Hope and East Hope.
 
Location. 48° 14.606′ N, 116° 18.074′ 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 in this post office area: Hope ID 83836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles
Historic Locations Map inset image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
2. Historic Locations Map inset
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Thompson & Finnan MacDonald (a few steps from this marker); Lake Pend Oreille (approx. 1.4 miles away); Glacial Lake Missoula (approx. 1.4 miles away); Glacial Ice Dam (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kullyspell House (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Hope, Idaho.
At first Hope was just a stopping point along the railroad, but in 1890, the Northern Pacific moved its division point west from Montana to the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Hope was incorporated on July 17, 1891. East Hope was incorporated on June 28th 1902. Hope was a busy port in its early days. Steamboats crossed the lake carrying supplies and mail to mining sites around the shore before roads were built. The boats were used to carry supplies up the Clark Fork River to Cabinet Gorge while the railroad was being constructed. The lake had long supported a fishing fleet, bringing in tons of fish every day. The populations were decimated by the introduction of tiny krill. The Federal government added these small shrimp in an attempt to increase fish populations; the experiment had the opposite effect. Recent years have seen a small recovery in fish populations, and now Hope is the center of some fine sports fishing. (Submitted on May 7, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. A Bit of Hope, Idaho History.
Hope began to grow in 1882 when the Northern Pacific came through and in 1900 set its Rock Mountain division point in the hillside village. Incorporated
Henrietta Tugboat inset image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
3. Henrietta Tugboat inset
in 1903, the village was named in honor of the veterinarian who tended the construction horses. A wise and kindly man, Dr. Hope was widely respected. Hope was the largest town in the area during the 1880s, achieving prominence as the Rocky Mountain division point on the Northern Pacific line. Engines turned around in the large roundhouse, and the railroad built shops, offices, and a "beanery" there. (Submitted on May 7, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Thornton School inset image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
4. Thornton School inset
1894 Flood inset image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
5. 1894 Flood inset
Hope Lumber Company inset image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
6. Hope Lumber Company inset
Star Market inset image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
7. Star Market inset
East Hope Hotel inset image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2013
8. East Hope Hotel inset
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 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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