Unformatted text preview: trade market. The Pacific Fur Company was formed to take control of the Columbia River valley and the South West Company was in charge of the Great Lakes and surrounding areas. Astor also had a very ambitious mindset that helped in the creation of his greatest venture, the town of Astoria, Oregon which was once the center of his massive fur trade operation. The company was also one of the first great American trusts which helped to maintain its monopolistic status and its habitual buying and crushing of the competition. By 1834 the company was stricken with slow fur sales and was later dropped by Astor and sold to Ramsey Crooks....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course ECONOMICS 103 taught by Professor Tohmass during the Spring '11 term at University of Houston-Victoria.
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