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Bent's Forts

Added by Nick Johnson on 05/06/2016 - 10:52, last changed on 12/05/2016 - 13:59

Bent's Old Fort

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In the early and mid-nineteenth century, when the western United States was in a seemingly unending state of flux as people competed for dominance over the land and its resources, three men moved to what would eventually become southeastern Colorado and there established a trading and commercial...

The Fur Trade in Colorado

Added by yongli on 10/30/2015 - 13:26, last changed on 12/05/2016 - 15:08
The trading of animal skins has been a prominent activity throughout the known human occupation of Colorado. These skins—as hides, furs, or robes—provided protection from the elements as well as a valuable commodity traded for economic gain; their trade strengthened and maintained political...
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