Astoria sentence example
In 1811 he founded at the mouth of the Columbia river a settlement named after him Astoria, which was intended to serve as the central depot; but two years later the settlement was seized and occupied by the English.
The incidents of this undertaking are the theme of Washington Irving's Astoria.
During the winter of 1848-1849 his health failed, and on the 12th of August 1849, at the home of his daughter in Astoria, Long Island, he passed peacefully away.
It is served by the Astoria & Columbia River railroad (Northern Pacific System), and by several coastwise and foreign.
Astoria is the port of entry for the Oregon Customs District, Oregon; in 1907 its imports were valued at $21,262, and its exports at $329,103.Advertisement
Astoria is the oldest American settlement in the Columbia Valley.
See Washington Irving's Astoria; or Anecdotes of an Enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains (Philadelphia, 1836).
The history of furs can be read in Marco Polo, as he grows eloquent with the description of the rich skins of the khan of Tatary; in the early fathers of the church, who lament their introduction into Rome and Byzantium as an evidence of barbaric and debasing luxury; in the political history of Russia, stretching out a powerful arm over Siberia to secure her rich treasures; in the story of the French occupation of Canada, and the ascent of the St Lawrence to Lake Superior, and the subsequent contest to retain possession against England; in the history of early settlements of New England, New York and Virginia; in Irving's Astoria; in the records of the Hudson's Bay Company; and in the annals of the fairs held at Nizhniy Novgorod and Leipzig.
Portland and Astoria are the chief manufacturing centres; in 1905 the value of the factory products of these two cities was 57.2% of that of the factory products of the entire state.
The principal cities are Portland, Astoria, Baker City and Salem, which is the capital.Advertisement
In 1811 the Pacific Fur Company, a kind of western division of the American Fur Company, founded a trading post at the mouth of the Columbia which they called Astoria, and set up a number of minor posts on the Willamette, Spokane and Okanogan rivers.
On hearing of the war between England and the United States, Astor's associates, deeming Astoria untenable, sold the property in October 1813 to the North-west Company.
The British government at first protested, on the ground that Astoria was not captured territory, but finally surrendered the post to the United States in 1818.
After finding a motel and eating lunch I circle the one-way streets of little downtown Astoria until I find parking at the library.
Graham Coxon To Release live CD Graham Coxon is planning on releasing a live CD of his live show at the Astoria in October.Advertisement
Sometimes, catching the subway from Astoria to Manhattan, the city feels like poetry.
Graham Coxon To Release Live CD Graham Coxon is planning on releasing a live CD of his live show at the Astoria in October.
Recently, I have received orders from some new stores like Jatem in Boca Raton, FL, Oxygen in Key West and Astoria in Las Vegas.
In Astoria, Queens, The Yoga Room has yoga teacher training programs.
The first Tony Award ceremony was held on April 6, 1947 in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.Advertisement
Daniel Dee Snider was born on March 15, 1955, in Astoria, New York.