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The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (in Spokane, WA) is presenting the exhibit:

"The Mapmaker's Eye: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau"
October 8, 2005 - September 3, 2006

"In 1807, Canadian David Thompson crested the Continental Divide and gazed west at uncharted territory. Over the next five years he completed the first scientific survey of entire length of the Columbia River. Thompson was not just a geographer but a fur trader, ambassador to the native tribes, agent of the British Crown, and naturalist. His arrival was a catalyst for revolutionary change in the Inland Northwest. This exhibit offers visitors a first-hand sense of Thompson's journeys, through his journals, maps, and mountain sketches, the field sketches by Paul Kane and Henry James Warre, surveying instruments from the Smithsonian Institution, and Plateau Indian and fur trade artifacts."

David Thompson exhibit at NW-MAC
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Shoot...

I will be in WA next week, but not near Spokane and no time to go over...
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At least it is going to stay around for nearly a year (Sept 2006). It seems there is also a "David Thompson-related" geocache located somewhere on the same property.

http://www.geocachin...9b-d6f8c90f8804
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At least it is going to stay around for nearly a year (Sept 2006).  It seems there is also a "David Thompson-related" geocache located somewhere on the same property.

http://www.geocachin...9b-d6f8c90f8804
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It's just another excuse for me to visit that area again... B)
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