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Near Athol in Kootenai County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Pen d'Oreille City

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 8, 2018
1. Pen d'Oreille City Marker
Inscription.  A gold rush to Montana brought steamboat service to lake Pen d'Oreille in 1866, with its dock at Pen d'Oreille City 5 miles east of here on Buttonhook Bay.
Traffic to British Columbia's Wild Horse mines also used this route. The trip provided a comfortable lake excursion for miners and freighters tired of packing over a long, rough trail. At its height, Pen d'Oreille City had grocery stores, a billiard saloon, hotel, and stable.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 351.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 47° 56.844′ N, 116° 41.19′ W. Marker is near Athol, Idaho, in Kootenai County. Marker is on Smylie Boulevard (State Highway 54 at milepost 8) near East Howard Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7100 Smylie Boulevard, Athol ID 83801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farragut State Park (approx. 3.9 miles
Pen d'Oreille City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 8, 2018
2. Pen d'Oreille City Marker
away); Farragut Naval Training Station (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bayview Limekilns (approx. 5.8 miles away); Footprints of the Past (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The correct spelling is Pend d'Oreille.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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