Bed, Breakfast, and Alcohol: An examination of the Pend d’Oreille Hotel in Sandpoint, Idaho

Author(s): Molly E Swords

Year: 2016

Summary

Hotels are often overlooked when studying the settlement of the American Frontier, although they played a pivotal role in shaping the West.  Frequently doubling as restaurants and taverns for locals and visitors alike hotels were established to accommodate the numerous settlers, travelers, salesmen and others who headed the call "Go West!" One such hotel, the Pend d’Oreille, in Sandpoint, Idaho is an example of an early nineteenth century hotel that offered accommodations, entertainment, food, drinks and a place to meet for both travelers passing through and the local community. This paper will examine, through the archaeological and historical record, the role the Pend d’Oreille Hotel played in settling Sandpoint, Idaho within the greater landscape of the American Frontier. 

Cite this Record

Bed, Breakfast, and Alcohol: An examination of the Pend d’Oreille Hotel in Sandpoint, Idaho. Molly E Swords. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434982)

Keywords

General
Hotels Sandpoint West

Geographic Keywords
North America United States of America

Temporal Keywords
1800s-1900s

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 931