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As·to·ri·a

 (ă-stôr′ē-ə)
A city of northwest Oregon near the mouth of the Columbia River. Fort Astoria, a fur-trading post established in 1811 by John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company, was the first permanent American settlement along the Pacific coast.

Astoria

(əˈstɔːrɪə)
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(Placename) a port in NW Oregon, near the mouth of the Columbia River: founded as a fur-trading post in 1811 by John Jacob Astor. Pop: 9660 (2003 est)
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John Jacob Astor to establish an American emporium for the fur trade at the mouth of the Columbia, or Oregon River; of the failure of that enterprise through the capture of Astoria by the British, in 1814; and of the way in which the control of the trade of the Columbia and its dependencies fell into the hands of the Northwest Company.
They removed their emporium from Astoria to Fort Vancouver, a strong post on the left bank of the Columbia River, about sixty miles from its mouth; whence they furnished their interior posts, and sent forth their brigades of trappers.
The Crows and Blackfeet, who were such terrors in the path of the early adventurers to Astoria, still continue their predatory habits, but seem to have brought them to greater system.
The part of the cargo destined for the use of Astoria was landed, and the ship left free to proceed on her voyage.
As the Tonquin was to coast to the north, to trade for peltries at the different harbors, and to touch at Astoria on her return in the autumn, it was unanimously determined that Mr.
Wingrave and Aynesworth were alone in a private room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
It was the ordinary stationery of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and the following words were written upon it in a faint delicate handwriting, but in yellow pencil:-
You will be at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in the main corridor
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Astoria Bank, a community bank headquartered in New York, has said that it has finalised an agreement to open a new full-service branch in Long Island City, Queens, New York.
VIPs, dignitaries, Consul Generals from UAE-based embassies joined Al Habtoor Group Chairman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor and senior executives from Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts for the hotel's grand opening.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide's luxury brand, has opened the 319-room Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, marking its second venture in the UAE after Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.