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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...

Louis Vasquez

Added by yongli on 10/06/2016 - 16:37, last changed on 12/02/2016 - 17:03
Louis Vasquez (1798–1868) was a fur trapper and mountain man active in Colorado during the 1820s and 1830s. He reportedly constructed Fort Convenience and a hunter’s cabin that predated the majority of settlement in the region. One of the Colorado fur trade ’s more successful trappers, Vasquez is...
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