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The Fur Trade in Colorado

Updated 2022-09-05
  • Fort Vasquez Reconstruction

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    Built in 1835 by laborers working for the traders Louis Vasquez and William Sublette, Fort Vasquez was a fur-trading hub on the South Platte River in present-day Weld County. It did brisk business in beaver pelts and other commodities for several years before being abandoned in 1842.
    Fort Vasquez Reconstruction
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