What is trading post?

  • (noun): A retail store serving a sparsely populated region; usually stocked with a wide variety of merchandise.
    Synonyms: country store, general store

Trading Post

A trading post (or trading fort) was a place or establishment where the trading of goods took place; the term is generally used, in modern parlance, in reference to such establishments in historic Northern America, although the practice long predates that continent's colonization by Europeans. The preferred travel route to a trading post or between trading posts, was known as a trade route.

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Some articles on trading post:

Manitoba House - Trading Post
... The Manitoba House Trading Post was established in 1797 on the west shore of Lake Manitoba, about fifteen miles north of the Narrows ... Its original name was Doubtful Post, likely because of a lack of confidence in the survival of the post at the time of its establishment ...
Canyon Diablo, Arizona - History
... The 36th grave was that of former trading post owner Herman Wolf, who died in 1899, the only one to have died a nonviolent death ... Herman Wolfe's trading post was located at "Wolfe's Crossing" on the Little Colorado River about 12 miles north of Leuppe, AZ and near a place called Tolchaco ... By 1903, the only thing remaining in the town was a Navajo trading post ...
Landmarks Of The Nebraska Territory - Landmarks
... Spring Ranch Pauline A stagecoach stop, trading post and village ... Midway Station Gothenburg Built in 1855 as a trading post before being used as an Overland stage station and Pony Express station ... location of a stage station and military post ...
Trading Post - Other Uses
... In the context of Scouting, trading post usually refers to a camp store where snacks, craft materials and general merchandise are sold ... A "trading post" can also be referred to as the place where securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange are traded (bought and sold) ... In recent years, many people have developed their own trading posts such as the Front Range Trading Post in Colorado Springs, CO ...
Smith's Castle - History
... as Cocumscussoc (or Cocumscossoc), and was the original site of Roger Williams' trading post ... He built the trading post on the site in 1637 to trade with the Narragansetts after receiving the land from the tribe ... Eventually, Williams sold the trading post to Richard Smith to finance his trip to Great Britain to secure a charter for Rhode Island ...

Famous quotes containing the words post and/or trading:

    I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage, with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post which any human power can give.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    His farm was “grounds,” and not a farm at all;
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    Rose like a factor’s at a trading station.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)