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Fort Jackson

Added by yongli on 05/03/2016 - 15:46, last changed on 11/06/2019 - 08:11
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...

Nineteenth-Century Trading Posts

Added by yongli on 04/06/2015 - 15:43, last changed on 10/31/2019 - 11:09
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...

Weld County

Added by yongli on 12/29/2015 - 10:51, last changed on 11/11/2019 - 10:46
Weld County is the largest county in northeastern Colorado, covering 4,017 square miles of the Great Plains and the South Platte River valley. One of the original seventeen counties in the Colorado Territory , it is named for Louis Ledyard Weld, the first territorial secretary. The county is...
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