15th & Exchange, Astoria ~ Feb. 6, 2013
No, this isn't Fort Clatsop. It's a replica of Fort George (aka Fort Astoria). But why is it flying the British Flag?
Located behind Fort George Public House and the Blue Scorcher Bakery is the site commemorating the establishment of Fort Astoria by the Pacific Fur Company, who followed closely on the heels of Lewis & Clark. A bunch of historical stuff happened and long story short: The men of Fort Astoria decided to sell the Fort to the British rather than surrender or be taken over by their military. The Brits renamed it Fort George and was in control of the territory for about 33 years before Astoria was finally turned over to the United States.
Cyndi Mudge, Guest Blogger