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John Jacob Astor

(1763—1848)

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American Fur Company

American Fur Company  

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First US business monopoly, owned by John Jacob Astor. John Jay's Treaty of 1794 permitted US fur trading in the Pacific Northwest to compete with Montreal interests and the North ...
Astoria

Astoria  

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Now a town near the mouth of the Columbia River in northwest Oregon, was founded as Fort Clatsop (1805) by the Lewis and Clark expedition. In 1811 John Jacob Astor ...
Fur Trade.

Fur Trade.  

Animal pelts have probably been exchanged in North America since the beginning of human habitation, but large-scale fur trade began only after the arrival of Europeans. As the Eastern Hemisphere's ...
lending libraries and reference libraries

lending libraries and reference libraries  

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Library collections either available for borrowing (lending libraries) or confined to the library for consultation only (reference libraries). 1. Early libraries2. The 17th and 18th centuries3. ...
New York Public Library

New York Public Library  

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Consolidated (1895) from the collections of several previous libraries, including the Astor library founded by J. J. Astor, the scholarly Lenox Library founded by James Lenox, and the English and ...
Stephen Girard

Stephen Girard  

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(1750–1831)Stephen Girard was born in Bordeaux, France on 20 May 1750, the son of a French naval officer. He died near Philadelphia on 26 December 1831. Though blind in ...
Washington

Washington  

Latinos and Latinas are not recent arrivals to Washington State. The first explorers date back to 1774, when the Spaniard Juan Pérez led an expedition aboard the Santiago along the ...

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