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Vancouver in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Welcome to Fort Vancouver

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2017
1. Welcome to Fort Vancouver Marker
Inscription. The London-based Hudson's Bay Company established and extensive fur trading network throughout the Pacific Northwest, utilizing two dozen posts, six ships, and about 600 employees during peak seasons. Fort Vancouver was the administrative center and principal supply depot of this "Columbia Department," controlling 700,000 square miles stretching from Russian Alaska to Mexican California, and from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
The fort became a center of activity and influence, supported by a multicultural village with inhabitants from over 35 different ethnic and tribal groups. The first hospital, school, library, grist mill, saw mill, dairy, shipbuilding, and orchard in the region were all centered at Fort Vancouver.
A part of the National Park System since 1948, today the park is also part of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve.

Fort Vancouver has been designated the premier historical archaeological site in the Pacific Northwest. A strong combination of archaeological and historical research informs the way the site is reconstructed and its past shared with visitors.
A collection of over two million museum items is cared for here, spanning the American Indian, fur trade, and U.S. Army occupations of the area.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
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By Frankie, February 1, 2013
2. Close-up of Fort Vancouver Marker

 
Location. 45° 37.44′ N, 122° 39.708′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. Marker is on East 5th Street near Fort Vancouver Way, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 East 5th Street, Vancouver WA 98661, United States of America.
 
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); The Vancouver Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. James Mission (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 321st Observation Squadron (1923-1941) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Howard C. French / Alexander Pearson (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Chkalov Transpolar Flight (approx. ¼ mile away); The Soviet Transpolar Flight of 1937 (approx. ¼ mile away); Clark County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Vancouver - Oregon Encyclopedia. Fort Vancouver, a British fur trading post built in 1824 to optimize the Hudson’s Bay Company’s (HBC) operations in the Oregon Country, was the headquarters and central supply depot for the HBC’s operations west of the Rocky Mountains. It was, according to the company’s governor Sir George Simpson, “the
Close-up of Fort Vancouver Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frankie, February 1, 2013
3. Close-up of Fort Vancouver Marker
great centre of the business of the west side of the Continent.”
(Submitted on February 10, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesIndustry & Commerce
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2017
4. Welcome to Fort Vancouver Marker
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Wikipedia, circa 1845
5. Fort Vancouver
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By Public domain
6. Fort Vancouver
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By National Park Service
7. Fort Vancouver
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on February 10, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2018.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 10, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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