Talk:Factory (trading post)

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Page needs expansion beyond US context[edit]

A Factory (fur trade) is a term which predates the US government's mandating of this term, as it's a Hudson's Bay Company term/label most famously on York Factory. I just dropped by to place the NorthAmNative template but will add the History of Canada and Hudson's Bay Company categories so attention from non-US editors will be drawn to this article.Skookum1 20:09, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes, and "factory" was a common term long before there was a United States. In the American southeast the British used the term for many posts established as early as the late 1600s. Plus they were not only for the fur trade. I'll see what I can do for this page.. Pfly 18:11, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
The Lead still claims the “best known” (by what standard?) examples in (North) America are those of the present-day US; a statement that would be indefensible to any Canadian — the best-known example in that case would be the factor system of the HBC. — Muckapedia (talk) 24e avr. 2010 15h30 (−4h)