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Articles with the Tag: Fort Connah

Celebrating two centuries since legend was born Celebrating two centuries since legend was born

Angus McDonald almost didn’t make it. It was 1839 in the rugged wilderness. He was in a boat full of people traveling on the Columbia River about to go through whitewater rapids. “Everything was prepared to run them,” he stated in the Washington Historical Quarterly. “Men belted ti...

Celebrate at Fort Connah

The Fort Connah Restoration Society will celebrate Angus McDonald Days in honor of his 200th birthday during the Fall Open House Rendezvous Saturday, Sept. 10, through Wednesday, Sept. 14. This five-day, free event, open to the public, is a great opportunity to see the 1846 historic Hudson’s Bay Fort C...

History revised History revised

Historical re-enactments of the fur traders’ lifestyles were a blast from the past at Fort Connah near St. Ignatius.  Donna Peck, who was spinning and weaving wool as a demonstration, was dressed head-to-toe in a settler’s outfit.  “I love the history here,” Peck said....

Fort Connah meeting set

NINEPIPE — The annual meeting of the Fort Connah Restoration Society will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27 at Ninepipes Lodge. A no host social/dinner hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. A report will be given on the year’s activities and plans will be made for the future. ...

Preserving history Preserving history

There is a small cabin on a grassy hill above the tree line near the Mission Mountains, but not too near, close to a highway that didn’t exist when it was built in the 1800s, and it usually stays quiet.  “When people see this lonesome building out in the field, I’d like them to appr...

Fort Connah Restoration Society to hold annual meeting Fort Connah Restoration Society to hold annual meeting

News from Fort Connah  Restoration Society POST CREEK — The Annual meeting of Fort Connah Restoration Society will be held at Ninepipes Lodge, Wednesday, Jan. 28. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a no-host dinner and social hour. The membership meeting will begin at 7 p.m. All intere...

Fort Connah Historical Society keeps history alive Fort Connah Historical Society keeps history alive

A rich history of trade and tradition came to life Saturday and Sunday at Fort Connah Trading Post, set against the backdrop of the Mission Mountains halfway between Ronan and St. Ignatius. Surviving the era is the original log cabin that housed the Hudson Bay Company post, as well as many of the 1,543 desce...

Fort Connah volunteers keep history relevant Fort Connah volunteers keep history relevant

Surrounded by pelts, Phil Peck sits on a stoop knotting sisal, a very visual reminder that in the 19th century, if trappers and Indians needed to bundle hides, first they must create the rope. And that meant scouring for fiber from plants and cedar bark — no Ace Hardware, True Value or Home Depot in si...


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