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Hudson's Bay Company San Francisco

HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY ON THIS BLOCK. THEN ON YERBA BUENA'S WATERFRONT, STOOD THE CALIFORNIA HEADQUARTERS OF THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY. IN 1841 THEIR CHIEF TRADER, WILLIAM G. RAE, PURCHASED THE PROPERTY ...

HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY
ON THIS BLOCK. THEN ON YERBA BUENA'S WATERFRONT,
STOOD THE CALIFORNIA HEADQUARTERS OF THE HUDSON'S
BAY COMPANY. IN 1841 THEIR CHIEF TRADER, WILLIAM G. RAE,
PURCHASED THE PROPERTY AND STARTED OPERATIONS. THIS
VENTURE CAUSED WIDE SPECULATION ABOUT BRITISH IN-
TENTIONS. INADEQUATE PROFITS. A DECLINING FUR CATCH.
AND PRESSURE OF U.S. EXPANSION CAUSED HUDSON'S BAY
COMPANY TO END CALIFORNIA OPERATIONS.
CALIFORNIA REGISTERED HISTORICAL LANDMARK NO. 819
PLAQUE PLACED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND REC-
REATION IN COOPERATION WITH THE REDWOOD COAST OUTPOST
OF THE "WESTERNERS" APRIL 17. 1968.
 

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