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Fort Uncompahgre

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 16:13, last changed on 11/06/2019 - 08:15
Fort Uncompahgre was constructed in 1828 by Antoine Robidoux , a trader based out of Mexican Santa Fé. The trading post was situated about two miles down from the confluence of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre Rivers near the present-day community of Delta in western Colorado. The precise location of...

Fort Vasquez

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 16:08, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41

Fort Vasquez

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Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette operated the fur- trading post Fort Vasquez from 1835 to 1842. After ruthless competition and changing trade patterns caused the pair to leave the fort, it served as a landmark along the South Platte River Trail before gradually disappearing back into the plains ...

Kit Carson

Added by yongli on 03/14/2016 - 14:16, last changed on 10/18/2019 - 10:36
The remarkable life of Christopher “Kit” Carson (1809–68) represents a broad sweep of Western American history in the early-to-mid nineteenth century. Carson was a Rocky Mountain fur trapper , a guide and scout for the US Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, rancher, Indian agent in New Mexico...

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...

William Bent

Added by yongli on 12/29/2015 - 11:23, last changed on 11/06/2019 - 08:17
William Bent (1809–69) played a pivotal role in the early development of Colorado. He initially came to the area as a fur trapper but became a liaison between whites and Native Americans via his trading fort on the Arkansas River near present-day La Junta . The Santa Fé Trail was the strategic...
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