Freight Highway to the North


Flood of 1904

Every trader and post factor was expected to know the needs and preferences of the Indian groups resident in his area. He ordered his trading outfit from a generalized list of goods which was sometimes supplemented with specially requested items. The Head Office provided a price, or 'tariff,' for each article, which was marked up for each post to include the cost of its transportation. The marked-up, or 'cost landed tariff' varied according to a post's distance from Winnipeg. (Zinovich 1992, 110)

First HBC storage shed, 1877.
Leslie Wood's house that was built in the late 1800's.
Hudson's Bay Company Store, Athabasca Landing
First HBC store and warehouse, 1886-87.
HBC at Athabasca Landing, Strathcona street, 1900
HBC store, built 1912.
Fire destroys Factor's hundred year old house in 1964

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