Vancouver Washington
Ft. Vancouver, on the north bank of the Columbia at Vancouver WA, was established in 1824. Even though it appeared long after the Corps passed this way, those august explorers may have influenced its location. The fort was strategically placed here by the British Hudson's Bay Company to compete with American fur traders moving west after The Corps's returned to St Louis. British fur traders had been exploring the Northwest for decades and Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific in 1793. The fort replica is off WA HWY 14 in Vancouver.
Lewis & Clark Trail
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