Michel Bourdon

Michel Bourdon (HM14PZ)

Location: Challis, ID 83226 Custer County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 29.241', W 114° 13.065'

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This Valley was discovered in 1822 by an expedition of Hudson's Bay Company trappers led by Michel Bourdon. Bourdon had come to the Northwest with David Thompson, who had started the Idaho fur trade in 1808-9. Trappers searched everywhere for beaver, and were active south of here four years before Bourdon took them farther into this mountain wilderness. Fur hunting went on for another decade in these parts before the country was about trapped out and abandoned by the fur traders.
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HM NumberHM14PZ
Series This marker is part of the Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society series
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Marker Number303
Placed ByIdaho Historical Society and Idaho Transportation Department
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 6:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 721232 N 4929769
Decimal Degrees44.48735000, -114.21775000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 29.241', W 114° 13.065'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 29' 14.46" N, 114° 13' 3.90" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6101 Cotton Wood Ln, Challis ID 83226, US
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