Thompson Falls, Montana Territory - c. 1883


Thompson Falls, Montana Territory - Watkins

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We're looking across Thompson Falls on the Clark Fork tributary of the Columbia River, towards a mining town that was itself named Thompson Falls, in this view from about 1883. The two detail views give us a better look at buildings in the town. The arrival of the railroad in 1881, and the gold rush of 1883 both promoted the rapid growth of the town. Today it has a population of a bit more than one thousand.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1021
Photographer Carleton Watkins
Location Montana
Subject Rivers and Streams, Rock Formations, Town Views, Waterfalls
Decade 1880s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.8 x 8.1 inches
Photographer's Number Number D 199