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Boggsville

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 13:48, last changed on 09/08/2016 - 18:41

Boggs House

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Founded in 1866 near the confluence of the Arkansas and Purgatoire Rivers, Boggsville became the first permanent settlement in southeastern Colorado. Its residents pioneered irrigation and large-scale farming and ranching in the Arkansas Valley. The town flourished for a few years. In the 1870s,...

Fort Davy Crockett

Added by yongli on 05/09/2016 - 16:19, last changed on 09/09/2016 - 10:58
Fort Davy Crockett was one of three known nineteenth-century forts and trading posts on the western side of the Rocky Mountains, in the drainage systems of the Green and Colorado Rivers. From the mid-1830s to 1840, Fort Davy Crockett, along with Fort Uncompahgre and Fort Uintah, served as centers...

Fort Garland

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 15:53, last changed on 09/09/2016 - 10:58
The US Army operated Fort Garland in the San Luis Valley for twenty-five years, from 1858 to 1883. The fort was built to protect early settlers from Native American raids in the years before treaties, reservations, and removal made that mission obsolete. After decades of neglect, the fort was...

John C. Frémont

Added by yongli on 08/03/2016 - 15:52, last changed on 12/01/2016 - 08:29
John Charles Frémont (1813–90) was an American explorer and cartographer for the US Topographical Engineers who crossed Colorado on various expeditions. Between 1842 and 1853, Frémont led five western expeditions with numerous objectives. He was also involved in the Mexican-American War (1846–48)...
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