Kullyspell House

Kullyspell House (HM1E84)

Location: Hope, ID 83836 Bonner County
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Country: United States of America
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N 48° 13.222', W 116° 16.012'

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Idaho's fur trade began in the fall of 1809 when David Thompson built a trading post 2.5 miles southwest of here.

Kullyspell House (Thompson spelled "Kalispell" that way) was the earliest fur trade post in the American Pacific Northwest. A geographer and surveyor of rare skill, Thompson explored and mapped vast fur regions for the North West Company of Montreal. Reaching south from present day British Columbia, he added what now is North Idaho to the Canadian fur empire. It was David Thompson who discovered the route this highway now follows.
HM NumberHM1E84
Series This marker is part of the Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society series
Marker Number148
Placed ByIdaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 12:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11U E 554454 N 5341053
Decimal Degrees48.22036667, -116.26686667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 13.222', W 116° 16.012'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 13' 13.32" N, 116° 16' 0.72" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21 NF-1002, Hope ID 83836, US
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