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The Pacific Fur Company, a subsidiary of John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company, was created to begin fur trading in the Oregon Country. During the War of 1812, in 1813, the company's officers sold its assets to their Canadian rivals, the North West Company. The fur trade would remain under British control until U.S. pioneers following the Oregon Trail began filtering into the town in the mid-1840s. The Treaty of 1818 established joint U.S. – British occupancy of the Oregon Country.

As the Oregon Territory grew and became increasingly more colonized by Americans, Astoria likewise grew as a port city near the mouth of the great river that provided the easiest access to the interior. The first U.S. post office west of the Rocky Mountains was established in Astoria in 1847 and official state incorporation in 1876.

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  • 1811 - Astoria, Oregon founded
    Grew from Fort Astoria, founded by the Pacific Fur Company in 1811.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1813 - October 23 - The Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon, (named for John Jacob Astor) is sold to their rival, British North West Company, during the War of 1812.
    The fur trade in the Pacific Northwest is dominated for the next three decades by the United Kingdom until the beaver population dwindles.
    http://www.independentsentinel.com/

  • 1895 - Astoria
    Astoria, a city of Oregon, a port of entry, and the capital of Clatsop co., is situated on the S. bank of the Columbia River, about 6 miles from the...Read MORE...


  • Astoria, Oregon, USA
    Tongue Point & Columbia River, Astoria, Ore.
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  • Astoria, Oregon, USA
    Weinhard Astoria Hotel
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  • 1916
    Astoria, a city of Oregon, a port of entry, and the capital of Clatsop co., is situated on the S. bank of the Columbia River, about 9 miles from the...Read MORE...


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    Bird's Eye View, Astoria, Oregon
    On the Old Oregon Trail
    Postcard


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Tongue Point & Columbia River, Astoria, Ore.
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Weinhard Astoria Hotel
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Bird's Eye View, Astoria, Oregon
On the Old Oregon Trail
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  • 1811 - Astoria, Oregon founded
    Grew from Fort Astoria, founded by the Pacific Fur Company in 1811.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1813 - October 23 - The Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon, (named for John Jacob Astor) is sold to their rival, British North West Company, during the War of 1812.
    The fur trade in the Pacific Northwest is dominated for the next three decades by the United Kingdom until the beaver population dwindles.
    http://www.independentsentinel.com/
  • 1895 - Astoria
    Astoria, a city of Oregon, a port of entry, and the capital of Clatsop co., is situated on the S. bank of the Columbia River, about 6 miles from the... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Astoria, a city of Oregon, a port of entry, and the capital of Clatsop co., is situated on the S. bank of the Columbia River, about 9 miles from the... Read MORE...

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