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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...

El Pueblo

Added by yongli on 11/18/2016 - 16:09, last changed on 12/02/2016 - 17:03
Established in 1842, El Pueblo was an independent adobe trading post that operated at the site of the present-day city of Pueblo and was used by a diverse, multi-ethnic group of trappers, traders, women, and mountain men. Largely abandoned after an 1854 attack by Utes, the post gradually...

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 Jackson

Added by yongli on 05/03/2016 - 15:46, last changed on 09/09/2016 - 10:58
In the summer of 1837, Henry Fraeb and Peter Sarpy arrived at a location on the South Platte River a few miles north of present-day Fort Lupton . They arrived with $10,909.75 worth of goods for trade with the Cheyenne and Arapaho who frequented the area. Upon arrival, Fraeb and Sarpy began...

Fort Uncompahgre

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 16:13, last changed on 09/09/2016 - 10:58
Fort Uncompahgre was constructed in 1828 by Antoine Robidoux , a trader based out of Mexican Santa Fé. The trading post was situated about two miles down from the confluence of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre Rivers near the present-day community of Delta in western Colorado. The precise location of...
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