October 30, 2017

After months of planning and traveling from the Dutch colony of Deshima to Edo, the capital of Japan, or Dai Nippon (Great Kingdom of the Origin of the Sun) as the locals know it as, you the opperhoofd, the Chief Factor, and an accompanying doctor, are now to be receiv...

October 27, 2017

With heavy taxes due to the Shogun to support the upper classes, the peasants were often strapped for money to feed their own families and lived a life of subsistence, working from day to day and unable to grow in wealth or raise their position in life.

But for one reso...

October 5, 2017

It was a cold miserable January month in 1834 at Fort Nisqually.

Francis Heron, a Chief Trader for Hudson’s Bay Company and manager at Fort Nisqually, was alone in his room with a bottle of genuine Hudson’s Bay Company whiskey, produced at Fort Vancouver at one of the t...

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