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

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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site: This week’s National Park Getaway

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Date: October 10, 2012
Contact: Greg Shine, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 360-816-6231
Contact: Kat Kirby, NPS Headquarters, 202-208-6843

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site -- This Week's National Park Getaway

 

VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Village at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is a place of connections - a historical grand emporium where the history of people, things, events, and ideas have flourished. It hasn't always been so.

Just a few years ago, only the most intrepid park visitor would have ventured far enough to discover that during the late 1820s to 1860s, the fur trade era, several hundred working class employees of the British Hudson's Bay Company and their families lived at this site. Read more at www.nps.gov/getaways/

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Did You Know?

Image of the McLoughlin House

Did you know that the McLoughlin House, a unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site located in Oregon City, Oregon, in 1941 became one of the first national historic sites designated in the western United States? More...