Henry's House

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For the London public relations firm see Henry's House (PR firm)

Henry's House or William Henry's Old House[1] was a minor trading post near Athabasca Pass in Canada. The normal route over the mountains was from Jasper House on the Athabasca River 120 miles west to Boat Encampment on the Columbia River. To save time one could take a light (non-freight) 50 miles more up the Athabasca River to Henry's House and cross the mountains from there. George Simpson (administrator) and John McLoughlin used this route in 1824.[2]

  1. ^ Arthur Silver Morton,"History of the Canadian West", page 715
  2. ^ James Raffan, Emperor of the North: Sir George Simpson...etc", 2007, page 173