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  Fort Vancouver
Fort Vancouver, a HUDSON'S BAY CO fur-trade post, was originally constructed in 1825 by Dr. John McLoughlin about 150 km inland on the north bank of the Columbia River, 8 km above the mouth of the Willamette.
The newer structure is Fort Vancouver, the remains of which were unearthed and are now a historic monument in Vancouver, Washington.
The fort was enclosed by a large stockade and was self-supporting, with farming, fishing and sawmilling being developed adjacent to it.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002971   (176 words)

 Ft Vancouver on the Oregon-Trail
Convinced the fort should be self-sufficient, McLoughlin had his men plant over 2000 acres of vegetables, oats and wheat.
The fort had a church, school and library, even a theater--all quite astonishing to emigrants who had not seen a city for nearly six months.
The boundary dispute with Britain was settled peacefully.
www.isu.edu /~trinmich/Ftvancouver.html   (455 words)

 Hbc Heritage - Our History - Places
For the next quarter century Fort Vancouver would serve as the headquarters of the immense Columbia Department - 700,000 square miles (1.8 million square km.) stretching from Russian Alaska to Mexican California and from the Rockies to the Pacific.
The region around Fort Vancouver itself was not only rich in furs but also in arable land, a fact that would enhance its prosperity yet, in the end, prove the undoing of the fur trade as well as Hbc's presence.
In 1849 the Pacific HQ was relocated to the bustling settlement at Fort Victoria.
www.hbc.com /hbcheritage/history/places/forts/vancouver.asp   (1302 words)

 The Seattle Times: Outdoors: Living history at Fort Langley
FORT LANGLEY, B.C. — "It's lucky it was used for livestock," said the teacher, standing by a low, white-washed building with her flock of students during a school trip to the Fort Langley National Historic Site.
Fort Langley's several small museums include the Langley Centennial Museum (local pioneer and native history); CN Station (a 1915 railway station with a small museum and a 1920s caboose) and the B.C. Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum.
Fort Langley, founded in 1827, is similar to Fort Vancouver, another reconstructed Hudson's Bay fort on the Columbia River in Vancouver, Wash., that was founded a few years earlier.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/outdoors/2003091715_nwwfort29.html   (1408 words)

 Fort Vancouver in 1832
On the east side of the Fort there is a beautiful plain, great part of which is under cultivation and about sixty miles further to the eastward we have a splendid view of mount Hood, which is covered with snow more or less all the year round.
The Fort itself is surrounded with high stockades and consists of a Governorís house, stores, an office and houses for the gentlemen who conduct the trade.
The months of June and July were generally a busy time at Vancouver, when from the 1st to the 10th of June, at which season the Columbia is high, the Brigade of Boats, as they were called, descended from the interior with the furs and carried back the winter supplies.
www.orednet.org /~clenzen/ftvancouver.html   (2201 words)

 Fort Vancouver: Cultural Landscape Report (Chapter 4, Volume 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although Fort Vancouver fostered the careers of many young officers who were to become famous in the Civil War, troops stationed at the post during that war's years had little contact with the bloody battles raging a continent away.
Recommend early abandonment of Fort Vancouver as practically valueless to the Govt." [1143] However, the post was useful to the army as a staging area for military actions against periodic Indian uprisings in the region, and it remained in operation.
The first significant engagements in which Fort Vancouver troops participated during this period was the Modoc War on the south Oregon border, during which Major General Edward Richard Sprig Canby was murdered while on a peace mission to the Modocs, who refused to enter a reservation.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/fova/clr2-4a.htm   (2487 words)

 A Brief History of Greater Vancouver
A month later the first piece of business at the first meeting of Vancouver's first city council, presided over by its first mayor, Malcolm Maclean, was the drafting of a petition to lease from the federal government a 1,000-acre military reserve to be used by the city as a park, That became Stanley Park.
With the population on the north shore increasing, a group of locals applied to the provincial government to incorporate, and on August 10, 1891 the District of North Vancouver was born.
When North Vancouver City was carved out of the surrounding district in 1907 it had almost 2,000 residents and 53 businesses, a bank, two hotels and a school.
www.vancouverhistory.ca /story.html   (3199 words)

 Fort Vancouver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 (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.
Fort Vancouver was rebuilt, with a layout that included two double-story barracks on opposite sides of the parade ground, each with a kitchen and mess room to the rear.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fort_Vancouver   (1303 words)

 Fort Vancouver
Fort George was abandoned, the new fort was constructed and, on March 19, 1825, Simpson christened it.
Vancouver, who had dismissed the opening of the river as “insignificant” and “not worthy” of investigation one month earlier, in April 1792, returned in October after the Spanish commander at Nootka Sound showed him a copy of Gray’s chart of the estuary.
Fort Vancouver would be the center of the Bay Company’s operations on the Pacific for 24 years.
www.nwcouncil.org /history/FortVancouver.asp   (1289 words)

 Media @ Clark
On August 12, 2005, the Fort Vancouver Tapestry was unveiled to the public with a reception and ceremony at the Clark College's Penguin Student Union.
The Fort Vancouver Tapestry project was co-founded by the late Eleanor Van de Water and Sherry Mowatt.
Her tenure at the Grant House Folk Art Center at the Vancouver National Historic Reserve was pivotal in developing and enhancing the center’s reputation as a showcase for Northwest artists.
cf.clark.edu /pdf/media/FortVancouverTapestry.cfm   (919 words)

 GORP - Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
From 1825 to 1849, Fort Vancouver was the western headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company's fur trading operations.
Under the leadership of John McLoughlin, the fort became the center of political, cultural, commercial and manufacturing activities in the Pacific Northwest.
Fort Vancouver NHS is an integral part of the recently formed Vancouver National Historic Reserve (1996).
gorp.away.com /gorp/resource/us_nhp/wa_fortv.htm   (960 words)

 John Work's Journey from Fort Vancouver to Umpqua River, and Return, in 1834
Fort Simpson was in his charge in 1835-49, and in the latter year he was stationed at Victoria as a chief factor.
The John Work journal of the expedition of 1834 from Fort Vancouver to Umpqua River, and return, is herewith presented as copied from the original, and has not been edited or otherwise altered.
The "old fort," apparently, was on Calapooya Creek west of the sites of later Oakland and Sutherlin, perhaps at the junction of Calapooya Creek and Umpqua River, which place was the southernmost objective of this journey.
www.xmission.com /~drudy/mtman/html/jwork/work13.html   (8995 words)

 For Educators
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is the heart of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve.
The fort quickly became a center of activity and influence, supported by a multicultural village with inhabitants from over 35 different ethnic and tribal groups.
Today fort staff and volunteers provide visitors with interpretive and educational programs that demonstrate all aspects of daily life at the fort throughout the significant periods of its history.
www.vnhrt.org /educators_fort.html   (265 words)

 Fort Vancouver Centennial Half Dollar
The center of the lucrative fur trade in the Oregon territory, Fort Vancouver was a little village built around a square, with thick-walled adobe buildings, surrounded by wooden palisades to give it protection from attack.
The fort was founded by Dr. John McLoughlin, a prodigy who embarked upon his medical career at the age of fourteen, became post physician at Fort William on Lake Superior just five years later and quickly accustomed himself to living among the indigenous Indian tribes of the area.
Recognizing Fort Vancouver’s importance in the development of the Northwest, in 1925 Congress authorized a commemorative half-dollar to honor the centennial of its founding.
www.coinsite.com /content/Commemoratives/Vancouver.asp   (1076 words)

 Fort Vancouver Park Update Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The park is partnering with the Veterans Administration Hospital of Vancouver which has a CNG fast-fueling station on their site located two miles from FOVA.
Fort Vancouver is in the process of replacing a gasoline-powered utility vehicle with an electric-powered vehicle, and the park is currently working with the Department of Energy and Ford Motor Company to acquire an electric-powered truck for maintenance use as well.
Fort Vancouver was the western headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company's fur trading operations from 1825 to 1849.
www.nature.nps.gov /SustainabilityNews/search_docs/All_Park_Updates/Fort_Vancouver_Update_Page.htm   (1217 words)

 NPS Archeology Program: Interpretation for Archeologists
I started with a brief summary of the fur-trade post (1829-1860) and military fort (1849-1948) and its importance in the settlement of the area by Americans and the development of the Pacific Northwest though World War II.
Children are given a short talk on archeology at the Fort site and then get to “excavate” the bins, layer by layer, recording their “finds” on forms, and bagging the artifacts.
Public archeology at Fort Vancouver, through its public tours, public lectures, kid’s digs program, field school, and other programs has brought new energy, new perspectives, and a new appreciation of the cultural resources protected by the National Park Service.
www.cr.nps.gov /archeology/ifora/caseVancouver.htm   (1306 words)

 Fort Tours | Fort Vancouver
Fort Vancouver was the administrative headquarters and main supply depot for the Hudson's Bay Company's fur trading operations in the immense Columbia Department.
Under the leadership of John McLoughlin, the fort became the center of political, cultural, and commercial activities in the Pacific Northwest.
The reconstructed fort site is south of the visitor center - follow the park road which connects the visitor center parking lot to the fort parking lot.
www.forttours.com /pages/fortvancouver.asp   (429 words)

 Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, Vancouver, Washington - NPS Passport Cancellation Stations on Waymarking.com
Fort Vancouver Visitor Center/Gift Shop is located on the hill north of the fort near Evergreen Blvd. The NPS stamps as well as several other stamps are displayed at the counter.
Established in 1825, Fort Vancouver was the administrative headquarters and main supply depot for the London-based Hudson's Bay Company's (HBC) fur trading operations.
Fort Vancouver's intense effect on regional history and population is reflected in its status as a national historic site.
www.waymarking.com /waymarks/WMAQ9   (429 words)

He built not only Ft. Vancouver (now Vancouver, Washington) but Oregon City, and from 1824 to 1846 he was the Hudson's Bay Company's top man in the Oregon Territory, during the entire period of U.S./British dispute over ownership of the land.
Vancouver (like Vancouver Island, and Vancouver City in Canada) is named for George Vancouver (1758-1798), who had sailed with Capt. Cook in the 1770s, but who is better remembered for commanding the British exploration of the northwestern Pacific Coast in the 1790s.
However, the Ft. Vancouver commemorative half dollar is the only coin whose entire issue came from a branch mint without a mint mark.
www.usrarecoininvestments.com /collecting/vancouver-halfdollar.htm   (891 words)

 First Fort Langley
The new boss of the fort took seriously the orders of the company that the fort should be for the most part self supporting.
The trees were cut down and floated across the river to the fort cooperage where they were made into staves and assembled into barrels, some of which were capable of holding 800 pounds of fish.
The Kanakas were not permitted to bring their women into the fort so instead built homes across the river from the fort.
www.fortlangley.ca /langley/1bfort.html   (2319 words)

 Fort Vancouver, Washington 1917-1918
Fort Vancouver was established in 1825 as a fur trading outpost that served as the headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company.
The fort was located on the northern bank of the Columbia River in present-day Vancouver, Washington.
Because of the its significance in United States history Fort Vancouver was declared a U.S. National Monument on June 19, 1948 and a U.S. National Historic Site on June 30, 1961.
iagenweb.org /greatwar/tcs/FtVa.htm   (371 words)

 Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - History of Vancouver - All About Vancouver - City of Vancouver, Washington, USA
Development of Fort Vancouver by the Hudson’s Bay Company from 1825 through 1846 was a seminal event in the history of the Pacific Northwest and lower Columbia River basin.
The fort was an outpost of Western civilization during that period and functioned as a commerce and provisionary center for the lucrative fur trade throughout the Pacific Northwest.
As the anchor to British claims in the Pacific Northwest, Fort Vancouver was at the center of competing interests between Great Britain and the United States.
www.cityofvancouver.us /history.asp?menuid=10466&submenuid=10537&itemID=16092   (342 words)

 Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - Historic Register - Long Range Planning - Community Development - Clark County ...
Fort Vancouver was established by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1824 as administrative headquarters and chief supply depot for fur trading operations west of the Rockies.
In 1996, Congress created The Vancouver National Historic Reserve containing 366 acres belonging to the city of Vancouver, the State of Washington, the US Army and the National Park Service.
Vancouver National Historic Reserve Historic District was placed on the National Register in 2004.
www.co.clark.wa.us /longrangeplan/historic/reg-properties/fort-vanc.html   (293 words)

 Fort Vancouver 4th of July Fireworks Show in Vancouver, Washington
This is the biggest Fireworks show in the Portland Vancouver area without a doubt and claimed to be the biggest west of the Mississippi.
This Fireworks Celebration is held at The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site 612 E. Reserve St (Map), but it is clearly visible from either side of the Columbia River and can be seen for miles.
Many of Vancouver’s streets are closed so that you can not drive down close to the river where the fireworks are set off from a barge.
www.vancwa.com /4th_of_july.htm   (655 words)

 Fort Vancouver - HauntedHouses.com
This 366 acre Reserve which also includes the Vancouver Barracks, Pearson Field and Fort Vancouver, is considered to be the most "historically significant site in the Pacific Northwest." Over 50 years of archeological excavations have produced a collection of 1.5 million artifacts.
From its early beginnings, Fort Vancouver was an important establishment involved in the settling of the Northwest.
Vancouver Barracks was established in 1849 to defend settlement of the Oregon Territory.offering protection and help for the people living there and for the new settlers coming west on The Oregon Trail.
www.hauntedhouses.com /states/wa/fort_vancouver.cfm   (971 words)

 Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, located in Vancouver, Washington, memorializes Fort Vancouver, the first European outpost in the Pacific Northwest.
Vancouver Barracks was the main US Army base in the northwest during the Indian wars, Spanish American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and World War I. During World War II its functions were gradually moved to Fort Lewis, about a hundred miles north.
The fort itself is a replica of the original Fort Vancouver, which was established as a trading post by Dr. John McLoughlin of the Hudson's Bay Company.
www.mind.net /dlmark/NPftvancouver.htm   (681 words)

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