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David Thompson

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David Thompson

Person  Male  Born 30/4/1770  Died 10/2/1857

Categories: Exploring

Countries: Canada

Fur-trader, surveyor and mapmaker. Born Dafydd ap Thomas at Marsham Street, London. He was chosen to be an apprentice to the Hudson Bay Company. Transferring to the North West Company in 1797 he embarked on many expeditions to map the country. He was the first European to navigate the Colombia river. Died in near obscurity in Montreal.

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Grey Coat School - David Thompson

Plaque unveiled by Ray Mears.

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