Fort Langley

FORT LANGLEY was a trading post established in 1827 by the HBC on the FRASER R about 50 km from its mouth at the site now known as DERBY. It was named for Thomas Langley, an HBC official. In 1839 a new post was built 5 km upriver, closer to suitable farmland. When this fort burned in 1840 its replacement was relocated close by on the present site. BC was declared a colony here on 19 Nov 1858, by which time the post was a jumping-off point for miners heading to the Interior goldfields (see GOLD...

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