The Dalles in Wasco County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The Fur Trade
The British owned Hudson Bay Company dominated the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest during the early 1800's. Dr. John McLaughlin, who headed the Northwest enterprise, sent brigades of boats far up the Columbia River to the far flung company forts, bringing loads of supplies, and returning with a bounty of furs. During the years 1824 to 1846, the brigades would ply their trade at the Dalles, an historic Indian trading site, purchasing the coveted beaver pelts for such items as trade blankets, tobacco and pipes, knives, traps, beads, powder and balls.
Erected 1995 by Roger Cooke & The Dalles Mural Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 45° 36.003′ N, 121° 10.742′ W. Marker is in The Dalles, Oregon, in Wasco County. Marker is on East 2nd Street (U.S. 30) east of Laughlin Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is the legend portion of the large "Hudson Bay Company" Mural Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 509 East 2nd Street, The Dalles OR 97058, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows) Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Corps of Discovery "Into the Narrows" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rock Fort Camp (about 400 feet away); Decision at The Dalles (about 500 feet away); Nickelsen Bookstore (about 600 feet away); Wingate & Williams Building (about 700 feet away); Maier Building (about 700 feet away); French and Company Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The Dalles.
Also see . . . Hudson's Bay Company.
HBC took over the fur trade of the Oregon Country (present Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia, and parts of Montana and Wyoming). Increasing American immigration, starting in 1834 and continuing into the next decade, diminished the company’s influence in the southern part of the Oregon Country; and in 1846 the Oregon Country was divided between the United States and Great Britain. The Hudson’s Bay Company continued to control the British part of the old Oregon Country until 1858. (Submitted on February 16, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 16, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.