Vancouver in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
The Vancouver Farm
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Agriculture at the fort extended for thirty miles along the Columbia River and ten miles inland. The farms included over 1,400 acres of cultivated fields, thousands of acres of pastures, seven to nine acres of formal gardens, and a five-acre orchard. Numerous barns, stables and sheds sheltered a wide variety of livestock including cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, goats, and poultry.
The products from the farms and dairies provided food for Fort Vancouver employees, a number of other Hudson’s Bay Company forts in the region and the crews of supply ships. The bountiful surpluses from these operations also allowed the company to feed thousands of starving Oregon Trail immigrants and sell goods to the Russian American Fur Company in Alaska.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this Agriculture.
Location. 45° 37.456′ N, 122° 39.77′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. Marker is on East 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vancouver WA 98661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An English Garden in the Wilderness (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Fort Vancouver (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. James Mission (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Sutler's Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clark County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Artillery Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Red Cross Convalescent House (approx. ¼ mile away); The O. O. Howard House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
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