Fort Alexandria

FORT ALEXANDRIA, opened in 1814, was the last trading post built by the NORTH WEST CO (NWC) before it merged with the HBC in 1821. Originally it was located on the FRASER R about 30 km north of SODA CREEK; after the merger the NWC operation moved north up the river to a local DAKELH (Carrier) fishing site. Named for the explorer Alexander MACKENZIE, the fort was an important way station along the HBC's overland brigade trail from the coast during 1826–47 (see FUR BRIGADES). Peter Skene OGDEN...

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