Rocky Mountain Fur Company

Rocky Mountain Fur Company
   Founded at St. Louis, in 1822, by William H. Ashley. The field of its operations was the Upper Missouri country. After an adventurous career of twelve years, in which Ashley, Andrew Henry, M. G. Sublette, and other well-known western American traders took a leading part, the company was disbanded at the annual rendezvous in Green River Valley, in the summer of 1834.
   Index: D Made famous by the enterprise of the trader Ashley, 134; re-establishes commercial communication between United States and Oregon, 134.
   Bib.: Chittenden, History of the American Fur Trade.

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