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

The Vancouver Farm

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

 
 
The Vancouver Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 3, 2006
1. The Vancouver Farm Marker
Inscription. Fort Vancouver was the first large scale farming operation n the Pacific Northwest. Beginning in 1825, the Hudsonís Bay Company established a number of farms and dairies in the area to reduce the high cost of importing food from England.

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 Hudsonís 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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Vancouver Farm Gardens image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 3, 2006
2. The Vancouver Farm Gardens
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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. ľ mile away); The O. O. Howard House (approx. ľ mile away); Howard C. French / Alexander Pearson (approx. ľ mile away); The 321st Observation Squadron (1923-1941) (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site-sign at entrance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 3, 2006
3. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site-sign at entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 18, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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