Established by Pacific Fur Company, 1811. Turned over to the

North West Company, 1813, and renamed Fort George. The scene of

Washington Irving's delightful narrative Astoria. The fort stood on

the banks of the Columbia River, near its mouth. =Index=: (Sir James Douglas era) Acquired

by North West Company, 71, 149; in possession of United States after War

of 1812, 133-134; claimed by United States, 150; American flag raised

over, 150. =Bib.=: Franchere, Voyage to the North-West Coast of

America; Cox, Adventures on the Columbia River; Ross, Adventures of

First Settlers on Columbia River; Henry-Thompson Journals, ed. by

Coues; Bryce, Hudson's Bay Company; Bradbury, Travels in the Interior

of America in the Years 1809, 1810, and 1811.

Astor John Jacob 1763-1848 Founder Of Astor Fur Company Index : Astorians facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail