Kootenai Post (1)

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Kootenai Post (1) (1808-1811) - A North West Company trading post first established by Finan McDonald in 1808 along the Kootenai River across from present day Libby in Lincoln County, Montana. Abandoned and moved to the site of Kootenai Post (2) in 1811.

History

Established in 1808 by Finan McDonald on the North Bank of the Kootenai River across from the present day town of Libby in Lincoln County, Montana. Said to have consisted of two leather lodges and a log building. Moved to the site of Kootenai Post (2) in 1811.

Kootenai River Trading Posts
Post Site Location Company Est To Established By Notes
Kootenai House Lake Windemere (near) NWC 1807 Unk David Thompson
Kootenai Post (1) Libby (opposite) NWC 1808 1811 Finan McDonald Moved to #2
Kootenai Post (2) Jennings (opposite) NWC 1811 Unk
Kootenai Post (3) Rainey Creek (mouth) NWC
HBC
1821
1829
1824
Unk

William Kittson
Kootenai Post (4) Young Creek (below) HBC 1846 1860 Edward Berland

Current Status

Site not identified by marker or obvious access point and may be underwater.


Location: Across the river from Libby in Lincoln County, Montana. Map point is from the GNIS coordinates and may not be accurate.

Maps & Images

Lat: 48.3944 Long: -115.54267

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Visited: Area 7 Jun 2017


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