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 one of the specific links below or in the column to the left.
Did You Know?
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...