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Historical Markers in Sanders County, Montana

 
Clickable Map of Sanders County, Montana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Sanders County, MT (9) Flathead County, MT (129) Lake County, MT (4) Lincoln County, MT (4) Mineral County, MT (23) Missoula County, MT (143) Bonner County, ID (9) Shoshone County, ID (60)  SandersCounty(9) Sanders County (9)  FlatheadCounty(129) Flathead County (129)  LakeCounty(4) Lake County (4)  LincolnCounty(4) Lincoln County (4)  MineralCounty(23) Mineral County (23)  MissoulaCounty(143) Missoula County (143)  BonnerCountyIdaho(9) Bonner County (9)  ShoshoneCounty(60) Shoshone County (60)
Thompson Falls is the county seat for Sanders County
Adjacent to Sanders County, Montana
      Flathead County (129)  
      Lake County (4)  
      Lincoln County (4)  
      Mineral County (23)  
      Missoula County (143)  
      Bonner County, Idaho (9)  
      Shoshone County, Idaho (60)  
 
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1Montana, Sanders County, Paradise — Coursing Through Miles Of MontanaClark Fork Corridor: The River
More than 240 miles (456 km) east of here, Silver Bow Creek tumbles west from the Continental Divide above Butte, Montana. Thus begins the Clark Fork River, which drains more than 22,000 square miles of western Montana before it flows into Idaho. . . . Map (db m45194) HM
2Montana, Sanders County, Paradise — Native People Sustained Through Many MillenniaClark Fork Corridor: The People
Native people hunted this area 9,000 years ago for bighorn sheep, elk and long-horned bison. Making “seasonal rounds” to specific locations, they maintained a comfortable lifeway by hunting, fishing and harvesting native plants. . . . Map (db m45191) HM
3Montana, Sanders County, Paradise — Phantom Formation Is Rock Solid In CorridorClark Fork Corridor: The Land
Imagine a rock so old and so deep, that in some places, the bottom has never been found! The mountains you have been driving through are made up of such a rock—the Prichard Formation. Dating back 1.5 billion years, it is one of the oldest . . . Map (db m45192) HM
4Montana, Sanders County, Paradise — Searching For Fur And A Finer LifeClark Fork Corridor: The People
David Thompson was the first Euro-American to record his travels along this stretch of the river. Early in 1809 he came through searching for an ideal site to establish a fur trading post. Later that fall he built the “Saleesh House” . . . Map (db m45195) HM
5Montana, Sanders County, Paradise — The Earth's Blood Flows Past YouClark Fork Corridor: The River
For thousands of years the Sqelixw—people of the Salish, Pend Oreille and Kalispel tribes—inhabited the valleys of the Clark Fork and other rivers of western Montana. They used their extensive knowledge of the natural world to create and . . . Map (db m45190) HM
6Montana, Sanders County, Paradise — Wildlife Thrive In Corridor Year RoundClark Fork Corridor: The Land
Bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, and white-tailed deer-you may see any of these large mammals grazing in this area, depending on the season. Most spend their summer higher above the river and move to lower, snow-free pastures in winter. Look for . . . Map (db m45197) HM
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7Montana, Sanders County, Thompson Falls — David Thompson1770 - 1857 — Pioneer Geographer —
“Koo-Koo-Sint” – The man who looked at the stars Built Salish house near the mouth of Thompson River 1809 Map (db m112923) HM
8Montana, Sanders County, Thompson Falls — Saleesh House
In November 1809, famed British North West Company agent and explorer David Thompson built a trading post about five miles east of here near the mouth of the Thompson River. Strategically located on a well-worn aboriginal trail, Saleesh House was . . . Map (db m112921) HM
9Montana, Sanders County, Thompson Falls — Ward Hotel
Edward Donlan, who built this building as the Ward Hotel in 1907-1908, was significant in Thompson Falls history. At age twelve, the Canadian boy of Irish descent left home and went to work. Laying track south of Neihart brought him to Montana, . . . Map (db m127689) HM
 
 
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Feb. 7, 2023