Submitted by The DuPont Historical Society.
The DuPont Historical Society and Museum are hosting Steve Anderson, author and Fort Nisqually Historian, presenting a talk on his book “Angus McDonald of the Great Divide: The Uncommon Life of a Fur Trader, 1816-1889. In July 1855, a large contingent of over 200 horses, three dozen men, supplies and tightly packed furs arrived at Fort Nisqually in present day DuPont, Washington. Originating from the east side of the Cascades, the party arrived with all the furs collected by the Hudson’s Bay Company during the past year from what is today eastern Washington, northern Idaho, and western Montana. Angus McDonald, the party’s leader, was a colorful character in our state’s past.
Fort Nisqually Historian Steve Anderson, who has authored several books on Fort Nisqually’s history, including Angus McDonald of the Great Divide, will provide insights into McDonald’s life, events of the Brigade of 1855, and share some of the Scot’s story-telling wizardry, which was legendary in the middle 19th century.
7:00 pm, Thursday, August 4, 2022
DuPont Historical Museum
207 Barksdale Ave., DuPont WA
Program is free and open to the public. Appropriate for 10 years of age and older.
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