Original Papineau Trading Post
Original Papineau Trading Post (1857-1885), the first Charles
Mix County Seat, is the central attraction in The Historic Village.
"Papineau" was the nickname given to Cuthbert DuCharme,
originally from Quebec, Canada.
Papineau was one of the very first pioneers to the Charles Mix
County area, making his living as a farmer, rancher and business
owner. One such business was his now famous Trading Post, a place
to trade furs and find a shot or two of whiskey. His clientele
included Native Americans, fur traders, trappers, soldiers and
other settlers, not to mention squatters. The often rough crowd
he served inspired tales long and tall of the dramatic episodes
that once took place in the Trading Post.
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