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Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast

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Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast
Source: "Thirty Different Drafts of Guinea" by William Smith, London 1749
The Europeans built several castles and forts, along the coast of West Africa – Elmina, Cape Coast, etc.. These fortresses, otherwise known as 'factories', were the first permanent trading stations built by Europeans in Africa.

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