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Important early drawing of Fort Vancouver by Gustavus Sohon, showing Fort Vancouver, the administrative headquarters and main supply depot for the Hudson's Bay Company's fur trading operations in the so-called Columbia Department. Under the leadership of John McLoughlin, the fort became the center of political, cultural, and commercial activities in the Pacific Northwest.

From The Surveys and Reports to Find the Most Practicable and Economical Route For A Railroad From The Mississippi River To the Pacific Ocean, which was conducted by the Secretary of War.