"Artifacts and Advertisements and Articles, Oh My": Life and Culture at the Hotel Pend d’Oreille

Author(s): Molly Swords

Year: 2019

Summary

This is an abstract from the "Exploring the Recent Past" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Often historical archaeologists are left with only a few pieces of the historical puzzle of the past.  Using archaeological artifacts, historic advertisements, and news articles- I hope to illuminate part of the history of the Hotel Pend d’Oreille.  The Hotel Pend d’Oreille operated in the early 1900s in the railroad town of Sandpoint, Idaho.  There were around 590,000 artifacts that were unearthed during excavations of the entire site.  The Pend d’Oreille Hotel’s archaeological collection contains 118,147 artifacts.  Of these artifacts, 115,798 were historical artifacts and 2,349 were faunal remains.  What can these artifacts along with the historic records reveal about the Hotel Pend d’Oreille and its patrons?

Cite this Record

"Artifacts and Advertisements and Articles, Oh My": Life and Culture at the Hotel Pend d’Oreille. Molly Swords. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449148)

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Keywords

General
alcohol Hotel Idaho

Geographic Keywords
United States of America

Temporal Keywords
1899-1915

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 454