Heart of a Trading Empire

Heart of a Trading Empire (HM7XW)

Location: Vancouver, WA 98660 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 37.21', W 122° 40.161'

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Look around you. The scenic spot where you now stand was once the heart of one of the busiest shipping ports west of the Rocky Mountains. From 1825 to 1846, Fort Vancouver's waterfront served as the western economic artery of the Hudson's Bay Company, connecting a wilderness of wealth to a powerful trading network.

Trading vessels large and small once moored at a wharf here, supplying a variet of goods to distant ports. Company ships exported northwest goods throughout the world: fur to England, salted salmon to Hawaii, and lumber to South America.

Fort Vancouver is the grand emporium of the Company's trade west of the Rocky Mountains as well as within the Oregon Territory and beyond it, from California to Kamschatka.
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? John Dunn,
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Postmaster at Fort Vancouver 1836-1838
HM NumberHM7XW
Placed ByVancouver National Historic Reserve
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 12:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 525777 N 5051899
Decimal Degrees45.62016667, -122.66935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 37.21', W 122° 40.161'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 37' 12.60" N, 122° 40' 9.66" W
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Area Code(s)360
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106-168 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver WA 98660, US
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