Rocky Mountain Fort

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FORT, the first European settlement on the BC mainland, was established in 1794 by NORTH WEST CO (NWC) traders where the Moberly R empties into the PEACE R, south of FORT ST JOHN. It closed in 1804, when it was replaced by another post farther west at the present site of HUDSON'S HOPE. In 1820 the HBC built Fort d'Epinette on the site as part of its competition with the NWC on the Peace. It closed following the merger of the 2 companies the next year.

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