ALASKA FORTS—What are the forts in Alaska and Canada used for? Are they for fur trading or military purposes?
The “forts’ are Hudson’s Bay Company trading posts. In early days these trading posts were surrounded with palisades and mounted with small cannons, and were really forts, and could be used if necessary. While today they are merely trading posts they still retain their old names.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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