Fort Vancouver

Fort Vancouver was a 19th century fur trading outpost along the Columbia River that served as the headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company in the company's Columbia District (which covered the northern half of the region known to Americans as the Oregon Country). Named for Captain George Vancouver, the fort was located on the northern bank of the Columbia River in present-day Vancouver, Washington, near Portland, Oregon. Today, a full-scale replica of the fort, with internal buildings, has been constructed and is open to the public as Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

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Oregon Country - The Oregon Treaty - Hudson's Bay Company
... the Hudson's Bay Company—HBC shifted its Columbia Department headquarters from Fort Vancouver to Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island ... By the time Simpson made the final decision in 1842 to move the headquarters to Vancouver Island, he had had many reasons for doing so ... Coal deposits on Vancouver Island had been discovered and steamships such as the Beaver had shown the growing value of coal, economically and strategically ...
Fort Vancouver High School
... Fort Vancouver High School, known as FVHS, is a public high school located in Vancouver, Washington ... It is named after Fort Vancouver, an early trading outpost (now restored and located near the banks of the Columbia River, a few miles from where the school is ...
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... Notable buildings of the restored Fort Vancouver include Bake House - showing bakery and techniques for "sea bisquits." Blacksmith Shop - showing the art of black smithing ...
Paul Kane - Travels in The Northwest - In The Oregon Country
... Finally, Kane arrived on December 8, 1846, at Fort Vancouver, the main trading post and headquarter of the Hudson's Bay Company in the Oregon Territory ... He enjoyed the social life at Fort Vancouver, which at that time was being visited by the British ship Modeste, and became friends with Peter Skene Ogden ... On March 25, 1847, Kane set out by canoe to Fort Victoria, which had been founded shortly before to become the new company headquarter, as the operations at Fort ...
Belle Of Oregon City (sidewheeler) - Military Transport
... The army maintained posts at Fort Vancouver, the Cascades, and The Dalles ... the Fashion started moving the Army's equipment up from Fort Vancouver ... the town at Upper Cascades, burned most the buildings, and laid siege to the blockhouse at Fort Cascades, in so doing killing 11 civilians and 3 soldiers ...

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