Paradise in Sanders County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Searching For Fur And A Finer Life
Clark Fork Corridor: The People
For the next fifty years, miners, trappers, and traders passed through this canyon and settlers began homesteading the Wild Horse Plains Valley, twelve miles down river. In the late 1880ís a railroad was completed, linking Missoula with Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho. This connected the Puget Sound and Lake Michigan and the number of settlers moving west dramatically increased.
Across the river rest the ruins of an old homestead established in the early 1900s. It seems ideally located, but no road led to the site. Instead, the residents had to ferry themselves across or follow the perilous railroad track.
Koo Koo Sint
David Thompson, trader and noted geographer, often looked at natural features through a telescope. The name Koo Koo Sint, or sxw cl xlkw ukw usm in the Salish language, was given him. It means “He Who Looks at Stars.”
Erected by Lolo National Forest.
Location. 47° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paradise MT 59856, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wildlife Thrive In Corridor Year Round (a few steps from this marker); Coursing Through Miles Of Montana (a few steps from this marker); Phantom Formation Is Rock Solid In Corridor (approx. 1.9 miles away); Native People Sustained Through Many Millennia (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Earth's Blood Flows Past You (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Lolo National Forest. (Submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.