Fort Vancouver Tapestry

21. Soldiers Arrive

To take over Fort Vancouver

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Sponsored by: Harriet Wilson
By 1860 the Fort completely surrounded the Hudson Bay Company. The British traders moved north and established a new post in present day Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  In 1850, the post was known by several names: Camp Vancouver, Columbia Barracks and Department of the Columbia.  It was renamed Fort Vancouver in 1853. The current name of Vancouver Barracks dates from 1879.

The top border includes a bugle and the original Covington House, home of the first piano in Washington.