Been watching this series about Hudson Bay Co.

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Been watching this series about Hudson Bay Co.

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https://www.netflix.com/title/80099656
'Historical Fiction' or whatever. I don't know enough about the history of the era to know how real the plots are, but it is certainly an engaging drama. Lots of TOUGH characters, especially the women who braved that environment.
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nice. one of my favorite periods of history, or one that I relate to well, or something. good stuff IOW :)
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I have a book on the History of the Hudson Bay Company, fascinating story.
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History of Hudson's Bay Co. as it pertains to their holdings here in Vancouver, Wa. is well known by most people around the Oregon and Washington area. They were indeed responsible for settling this area, and although they planned the Oregon Territory to be British ruled, Dr. John McLoughlin went against orders from his own bosses, and helped American settlers who arrived at Fort Vancouver back then. In the end his charitable assistance to settlers cost him his job with Hudson's Bay Co., and then local people took away his land, even though he had applied for and was granted US citizenship. The Catholic missionaries who wanted his land along the Willamette River simply told him he wasn't a citizen when he claimed that land. Ironic since they were also helped by him when they arrived in Oregon Territory.
In the end he lived out his final days in his home in Oregon City, Or. and was asked once by a reporter if he considered himself British, or American? He told the reporter he considered himself an Oregonian. He was/is considered the "Father of Oregon" later after his death.
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