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Fort Garland

  • Fort Garland, 1879

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    Fort Garland operated as a US Army post in the San Luis Valley from 1858 to 1883, helping to secure and enforce treaties with local Native Americans.
    Fort Garland, 1879
  • Fort Garland Museum

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    The Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado) bought Fort Garland in the 1940s and opened it as a regional museum in 1950.
    Fort Garland Museum
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References: 

Phil Carson, Fort Garland Museum: A Capsule History and Guide (Denver: Colorado Historical Society, 2005).

Additional Information: 

Anne Wainstein Bond, “Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Garland,” Colorado Heritage (Spring 1996).

Edgar C. McMechan, “Historical Projects at Fort Garland and Pike’s Stockade,” Colorado Magazine 23, no. 5 (1946).

John Henry Nankivell, “Fort Garland, Colorado,” Colorado Magazine 16, no. 1 (1939).

Duane Vandenbusche, “Life at Frontier Post: Fort Garland,” Colorado Magazine 43, no. 2 (1966).

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