“Saleesh House, January 1810, Saleesh House and KooKooSint Ridge” by Cricket Johnson
courtesy of Carl W. Haywood author of “David Thompson, The Saleesh House Period 1807-1812, Sometimes Only Horses to Eat”
Howse House Bicentennial Celebration
and Mountain Man Rendezvous
Lawrence Park in Kalispell, Montana
Saturday, August 6th, 2011 - 9 AM to 5 PM
Under the sponsorship of Northwest Montana Historical Society and the Flathead Valley Muzzleloaders, we will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Flathead Valley’s first fur trading post in 1810-11, generally known as Howse House. This one day event will host a Howse House Bicentennial and Fur Trading Symposium and a separate living history Mountain Man Rendezvous encampment.
The Symposium will feature prominent historians and authors discussing Joseph Howse’s venture into the fur trade, the Hudson’s Bay Company and the fur trading industry, the Valley’s vast transportation network of early Indian trails and waterways, and our early explorers, visitors, and residents.
The Mountain Man Rendezvous encampment will feature living historians portraying the life and times of a typical fur trapper and mountain man of the era through authentic attire, artifacts and displays, and live demonstrations.
For more information and/or to print the flyer,
* "David Thompson, Koo-Koo-Sint, Saleesh House, 1812" by Cricket Johnson courtesy of Carl W. Haywood author of David Thompson, The Saleesh House Period 1807-1812, Sometimes Only Horses to Eat.