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Plante's Ferry (site)

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Plante's Ferry (site)

Photo taken by Richard Doody in August 2012

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BH Photo #424630

Description 

Cable ferry across the Spokane River established 1851 and operated by Antoine Plante. Plante was a Metis (French Canadian and Native American) fur trader for the Hudson's Bay Company. Washington's first territorial governor Issac Stevens spent his first night in newly created territory here in 1853. Plante's ferry became a key link in Captain John Mullan's 624 mile road from Fort Benton on the Missouri to Fort Walla Walla in 1860. The ferry was replaced by a free bridge built by Issac Kellogg in 1865.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Spokane River on Mullan Road
Location
Spokane Valley, Spokane County, Washington
Status
No longer exists
History
Established 1851 Discontinued 1865 Replaced by Issac Kellogg's Bridge
Builder
- Antoine Plante
Design
Cable Ferry
Inventory number
BH 81267 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody