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Added by Nick Johnson on 05/06/2016 - 10:52, last changed on 09/06/2017 - 01:07

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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...

Nineteenth-Century Trading Posts

Added by yongli on 04/06/2015 - 15:43, last changed on 08/27/2017 - 09:17
The historic fur trade era in the Colorado region, which began in the early nineteenth century, ushered in a period of direct contact between Native Americans and whites. By this time, the hides and robes provided by Colorado’s furbearing animals had become valuable commodities in American and...
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