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David Thompson did not really find anything he was more of an explorer and a surveyor, David Thompson was born in Westminster on April 30th 1770. His mother and his father were David and Ann Thompson. Thompson's father died when David was 2 years of age and because of financial troubles His brother and him were placed in a school for the disadvantaged of Westminster called the grey coat hospital. David Thompson graduated and was then introduced to the basic navigational skills. In the year of 1874 when he was 14 he started a 17 year apprenticeship with the HBC and set sail to the new world on may 28th 1874. On December 23 1788 Thompson fractured his leg and had to spend the next 2 winters in the Cumberland House of Convalescing and there and then he was mentored under Philip Turnor and there was where he honed his mathematical, astronomical and surveying skills. In 1790 his apprenticeship was nearing its end. In the time length between1790-1792 he entered the HBC as a fur trader and mapped his first route to Lake Athabasca. Thompson worked with the HBC until 1797 and it was after that when he was employed in the North West Company. He was also a fur trader and surveyor there. In 1798 the North West Company sent Thompson to "Red Deer Lake" to create a trading post. For the next few years Thompson led several expeditions into the Rocky Mountains. In 1804 Thompson was made a full member of the North West Company.

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David Thompson was an explorer who mostly traveled on feet, but sometimes he traveled on feet, He came from England, and went to Canada for his first exploration. The exploration that he is most famous for is finding the Columbia river.

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David Thompson was an Explorer, Surveyor, and Map Maker.

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David Thompson explored the Columbia River, Northwestern Montana, Idaho, and Washington, and cascade mountains. He discovered the Fraser River.

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David Thompson is an explorer and map maker of Canada.

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David Thompson is famous for his early exploration and mapping of western Canada and the northwestern United States.

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The discoveries of David Thompson were new sites and Fur Trade. David became more and more familiar with the aboriginal life.

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david thompson is famous for making maps.thats how he made canada's map.

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my butt . just kidding he explored Canada

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Is David Thompson famous?

yes David Tompson is a famous explorer.


How did David Thompson become famous?

David Thompson set up forts all over Canada


How did David Thompson get famous?

making maps


What was David Thompson famous for making?

Maps


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Some famous explorers are Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, David Thompson and Henry Hudson.


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David Thompson was born on April 30, 1770.


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