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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)
n
(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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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.
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.
Astor abandoned all thoughts of regaining Astoria, and made no further attempt to extend his enterprises beyond the Rocky Mountains; and the Northwest Company considered themselves the lords of the country.
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.
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
Scheduled to open in 2018, the 181-key Waldorf Astoria Jakarta will be the second property of the legendary luxury brand's portfolio in Indonesia.
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.
Park City--Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 55th annual listing of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments worldwide and named WALDORF ASTORIA PARK CITY, SLOPES RESTAURANT and WALDORF ASTORIA SPA to the list.
Astoria Federal Savings (NYSE: AF) said it has added two senior vice presidents, Pam Werner and James Thompson, to its business banking group to support the unit's expansion.
WHILE we were researching for the article on The Beatles appearing at the Astoria Ballroom in Middlesbrough, we were contacted by reader Rick Wilkinson.