Riverside State Park
Hwy 291 (N Nine Mile Rd), 9 miles north of town
The North West Company established Spokane House, a fur trading post, at the confluence of the Spokane and Little Spokane Rivers in 1810, making it the first permanent white settlement in what is now Washington State. However, it was not well-located and soon faced competition from John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company. Hudson's Bay Company took over the post in 1821, and Spokane House was soon abandoned. Nothing remains of the Spokane House today.
The Spokane House Interpretive Center provides information about the the post, the lives of the people who lived and worked there, and the lives of the Spokane Indians who lived in the area when the post was established.
Spokane House Marker (M08A0027)
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While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Fort Spokane, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, Washington
- Long Lake Pictographs, Tumtum, Washington
- Long Lake Dam, Long Lake, Washington