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Site of the Hudson Bay Company's Buckingham House

Cairn for Buckingham House.

Cairn commemorating Buckingham House. Plaque reads:

Constructed by William Tomison of Hudson's Bay Company in 1792 to compete with NWCO's Fort George for Indian trade.

Although in competition, the forts used a common well and always stood ready to defend each other.

This post was temporarily abandoned in 1799 and finally closed in 1802.

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