Hope in Bonner County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Hope & East Hope
Meet Traders and Merchants in Their Railroad and Timber Communities
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
Map Showing Historic Locations
Harry and Ella Dreisbach
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 48° 14.606′ N, 116° 18.074′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hope ID 83836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles 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).
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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 (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 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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