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A 2,000-Year-Old Brick With An Amazing Story

It’s hard to believe a simple brick could have such a complex history. A master's student named Kristin Converse had been exploring a place in Washington state known as the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. She noticed a different colored brick in an unusual group that did not appear to be of local origin. Upon extensive research, it was discovered the bricks had been imported in the 1800's to the Fort Vancouver area by the global trading enterprise known as the Hudson's Bay Company.