Sandpoint, Idaho: David Thompson Maps Sandpoint

The 18th century surveyor-cartographer steadies his sextant on one knee, peering toward an uncharted Mexican restaurant across the street.
Address:
201 Main St., Sandpoint, ID
Directions:
Downtown, on the southwest corner of Main St. and N. 2nd Ave.
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David Thompson monument.

David Thompson Statue

There's a downtown statue of the British-Canadian explorer. He has a weird haircut.

[Capt Shaun, 06/11/2020]

The statue, by local artist Peter Goetzinger, probably captures the improvised hatchet-hacking haircuts of most early frontiersmen traveling without their hairdressers. David Thompson mapped much of the Pacific-Northwest over 200 years ago; tourists can join him peering along his sextant toward Lake Pend Orielle, which he also mapped.


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