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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...

Juan Antonio María de Rivera

Added by yongli on 03/01/2016 - 15:44, last changed on 10/31/2019 - 11:02
Juan Antonio María de Rivera (1738–?) was a Spaniard and the first Euro-American to intensively explore the territory that eventually became the state of Colorado. In 1765 he made two trips into western Colorado from New Mexico, traveling as far as the Gunnison River in Delta County . Along the way...

Santa Fé Trail

Added by yongli on 08/21/2015 - 11:11, last changed on 10/16/2019 - 13:37
The Santa Fé Trail was an international overland route of both commerce and social interaction, joining the US prairie state of Missouri with the province of México Nuevo, Mexico, through much of the nineteenth century. Though its specific date of origin is unclear, it appears to have been the...
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