24. Carruthers brick yard brick

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Fort Vermilion Heritage Centre

By 1900, the Hudson’s Bay Company post at Fort Vermilion was noted as “a substantial one, and the store large, well stocked, and evidently the headquarters of an extensive trade.” Facing competition on the north side of the Peace River, the Company established a store there at ”Buttertown” in 1903. At this time, the Roman Catholic Mission of St. Henri was established and the Experimental Farm a few years later. Chimneys at the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) and some of these other buildings were made using bricks manufactured at Fort Vermilion, site of Albert’s most northerly brickyard.