Pacific Fur Company

The Pacific Fur Company was an American-owned trading company, established in 1810, which competed with the British-owned Hudson's Bay Company in the Oregon Country of the Pacific Northwest. Wholly owned by John Jacob Astor, the company's base of operations in the west was Fort Astoria, constructed in 1811 near present-day Astoria, Oregon.

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