• Image of the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum looking northeast from the Land Bridge.

    Fort Vancouver

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An image of Dr. John McLoughlin, Chief Factor at Fort Vancouver for many years

Dr. John McLoughlin, HBC Chief Factor at Fort Vancouver, was one of many people who played a prominant role in crafting the area's history.

National Park Service, Fort Vancouver NHS

From American Indian inhabitants to immigrants from the American Midwest; from Orkney Island laborers to African American Buffalo Soldiers; from Hawaiian Island sailors to French Canadian voyageurs, people have played an integral role in shaping the site's history.

As part of a continuing project, information about many of the people associated with the park and its history will be added.

For more information, please click on the Current Research link at the right or click on one of the specific links in the title bar above or below.

People in the HBC Era (1824-1860)

Did You Know?

Black and white image of Dr. John McLoughlin

Did you know that John McLoughlin, Chief Factor at Fort Vancouver, is known as the “Father of Oregon” for his aid to American immigrants arriving over the Oregon Trail? His home in Oregon City, Oregon is a unit of the national park system administered by Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. More...