How a local artist and wilderness skills teacher recreated historical murals at the Spokane House Interpretive Center

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Shaun Deller restored this interpretive mural.

There is a special place north of Nine Mile Falls Dam at the confluence of the Spokane and Little Spokane rivers that represents the best and worst of what can happen when cultures convene. Now under the purview of Riverside State Park, the area is known as Spokane House, the name British Canadian fur trader and explorer David Thompson gave the trading post he helped establish in 1810 on land where the two rivers meet.

What makes Spokane House so special? That

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