Pend Oreille County

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Pend Oreille County is located in the beautiful, mountainous northeast corner of Washington State. It is approximately 67 miles long and 22 miles wide, with the Pend Oreille River flowing north through a trench valley and bounded on each side by the Selkirk Mountains. In 1911, it was the last county to be established in the state. Its exuberant history gives glimpses of the early days of the Kalispel Indian tribe, the arrival of the Hudson Bay Company fur traders, gold-hungry prospectors, and the establishment of the St. Ignatius Mission by Father DeSmet and Father Hoecken in 1844. The arrival of the Great Northern and the Idaho & Washington Northern Railroads brought floods of energetic pioneers who built new communities and sustained major lumber and mining industries. Today, its scenery lures tourists, businesses, and those who appreciate the rural life.
ISBN: 9781467134200
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Faith Sheila McClenny grew up in Pend Oreille County, attended a one-room school, and later graduated from Newport High School. She is a retired teacher, a minister's wife, and a passionate researcher. She lives in Newport with her husband, Stanton, and son, Scott. She is a Board of Directors member of the Pend Oreille County Historical Society and is active in the community.
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