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Bent's Forts

Added by Nick Johnson on 05/06/2016 - 10:52, last changed on 10/20/2017 - 13:30

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...

Daniels Park

Added by yongli on 08/25/2017 - 15:14, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:06
Daniels Park (8682 N Daniels Park Rd, Sedalia, CO 80135) is a unit of the Denver Mountain Parks system located in an area of grassy buttes and ravines just west of Castle Pines in Douglas County . First established with a thirty-eight-acre donation from Florence Martin in 1920 and expanded to 1,000...

Genesee Park

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 15:49, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:07
Genesee Park is a Denver Mountain Park that stretches from Clear Creek Canyon to Genesee Mountain in the Rocky Mountain foothills about five miles southwest of Golden . In addition to the 8,424-foot summit of Genesee Mountain, attractions at the 2,413-acre park include Beaver Brook Trail and the...

Jones-Miller Bison Kill Site

Added by yongli on 06/02/2017 - 14:09, last changed on 09/16/2017 - 15:03
Located in a shallow draw near the Arikaree River in eastern Colorado, the Jones-Miller Bison Kill Site was discovered in 1972 by the rancher Robert B. Jones Jr. and excavated over the next three years by Dennis Stanford of the Smithsonian Institution. Containing the bones of more than 300 bison,...

Olsen-Chubbuck Bison Kill Site

Added by yongli on 06/02/2017 - 14:37, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:04
Dating to roughly 8200 BCE, the Olsen-Chubbuck Bison Kill Site in Cheyenne County preserves evidence of a Paleo-Indian kill of more than 190 bison. The site was named for the amateur archaeologists Jerry Chubbuck and Sigurd Olsen, who discovered and partially excavated the site in 1957–58 before...

The Fur Trade in Colorado

Added by yongli on 10/30/2015 - 13:26, last changed on 10/18/2017 - 11:28
The trading of animal skins has been a prominent activity throughout the known human occupation of Colorado. These skins—as hides, furs, or robes—provided protection from the elements as well as a valuable commodity traded for economic gain; their trade strengthened and maintained political...
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