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.
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. Touch 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 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 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 (Submitted on May 7, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 7, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.