DescriptionNorth Bonneville is named for Capt. Benjamin Louis Eulalie Bonneville, a French-born American army officer who explored a large portion of the Northwest in the early 1830s. Bonneville's travels were chronicled in Washington Irving's book “Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West,” published in 1837.
The town was established in 1933 to house construction workers on the Bonneville Dam. It was relocated to the present site in 1976 to make way for a new powerhouse.
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