Edmonton History - Gateway to the North

Relive Edmonton's past at Fort EdmontonEdmonton's development began in 1795 when the Hudson's Bay Company Trading Post was established. John Rowand, a fur trader for the North West Company, arrived in Edmonton in 1804, and grew to be respected by the Plains Indians and accepted as a leader, managing Edmonton's the fur trade with the Cree and Blackfoot in Edmonton for about 30 year.

Fort Edmonton became a local economic centre, becoming the major stopping point before pioneers headed up north or farther west. More history of Edmonton

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