Checking In: An Examination of the Pend d'Oreille Hotel

Author(s): Molly E Swords

Year: 2018


In 1910, people traveling eastward or westward on the Northern Pacific Railroad, would have had an opportunity to get off the train at Sandpoint, Idaho.  These travelers may have been lured in by the promise of jobs in lumber, the picturesque lake with mountains surrounding the town, or the "stories" told about this "party" town.  Whatever their reason for choosing Sandpoint, one of the first businesses to greet them was the Pend d’Oreille Hotel.  Situated adjacent to the railroad tracks it was the closest business to the depot.  Although considered a place mainly for travelers, hotels historically met other needs in the local community by providing gathering space for entertainment, meetings, and events.  This paper will look at the different roles that the Pend d’Oreille Hotel played in the community of Sandpoint.

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Checking In: An Examination of the Pend d'Oreille Hotel. Molly E Swords. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441623)

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Community Hotel Idaho

Geographic Keywords
North America United States of America

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Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 1099