Fort Shepherd

FORT SHEPHERD was a FUR TRADE post built in 1856 by the HBC just north of the US border on the west side of the COLUMBIA R opposite its junction with the Pend d'Oreille R. Known as Fort Pend d'Oreille for 3 years, it was renamed after John Shepherd, a governor of the HBC. The post was never very profitable; it closed in the mid-1860s and burned down in 1872. The customs house that had been located adjacent to the fort moved across the Columbia to the south bank of the Pend d'Oreille R, but was...

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