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  • Restored Home of Thomas Boggs

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    In 1866, former trader Thomas O. Boggs founded the agricultural community of Boggsville, the first such community in Bent County and one of the earliest in the state. Unoccupied since 1975, the Boggs’ family house, shown here, has been restored as part of the Boggsville Historic Site.
    Restored Home of Thomas Boggs
  • Bent County

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    Bent County, named for the famous nineteenth-century trader William Bent, lies along the Arkansas River in southeast Colorado.
    Bent County
  • William Bent

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    William Bent (1809-69) built an adobe trading post on the Arkansas River west of present-day Las Animas in 1833. Bent's Fort was situated along the Santa Fé Trail that connected Missouri and Mexico and quickly became the center of trade on the Great Plains.
    William Bent

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