Downtown Vancouver (Images of America) by Pat Jollota

By Pat Jollota

Named for a British sea explorer, Vancouver used to be conceived within the early 1800s while Lewis and Clark camped on the waterfront and deemed the realm ripe for cost. The Hudson's Bay corporation quickly validated its fur-trading empire the following, and "Fort Vancouver" turned the industrial heart of the world. In 1849 American troops organize Columbia Barracks close by, setting up the world as an army stronghold. In 1857 town of Vancouver was once integrated, and progressively turned a major business and home urban. Vancouver is now a tremendous urban, and in addition to close by Portland, Oregon, is domestic to high-tech, maritime, lumber, and production industries.

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