Located on the Main Fork of the Salmon River, Campbell’s Ferry was first settled by a Scottish immigrant by the name of William Campbell in 1897. When gold was discovered by the Caswell brothers at Thunder Mountain, about 50 miles to the South of Campbell’s Ferry, William Campbell built a ferry to cross the river.
This video tells the story of the people who came to live at Campbell’s Ferry and of the evolution of this area of Idaho to what it is today.
“Can you imagine this church coming down the river and staying together as it did? It’s really amazing!” says Gloria Ballou, a local Dover resident.
Lifelong residents and members of the Dover Community Church share stories of their quaint town and historic church. From it’s relocation on barges down the Pend Oreille River in the 20’s to their memories of childhood, weddings, community, and their preservation efforts.