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.

201 Main St., Sandpoint, ID
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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